ISU Recommending No Tuition Increase Next Year
Illinois State University recommends no tuition increase for next year.
ISU missed out on more than 80 million dollars in state funding over the last two budget years. University President Larry Dietz says even after that, the institution is stable.
"...but it has been these three banner years that have really helped us in terms of the overall enrollment and the overall enrollment really drives the fiscal part of any university anymore."
Dietz says it’s important for ISU to send a signal of strength when the budget battle in Springfield is shaking the faith in higher education. The cost of tuition, room, board, and fees will remain about $24,000 if trustees accept the recommendation in May.