The University of Illinois plans to hold basic tuition steady for in-state students enrolling in the fall. Students at the Chicago campus will see an increase for certain majors. That bump is called a “differential.”
University spokesman Tom Hardy says U of I, like many other colleges, uses differentials on all three campuses to raise money for engineering, business administration, nursing and other subjects for more than a decade.
“The cost of recruiting and retaining high-level faculty, the kind of equipment and facilities that are required, make those degrees more costly to provide than would a general education program.”
Basic tuition for in-state residents is about 95-hundred at Springfield, about 11-hundred at the Chicago campus and a little over 12-thousand at Urbana-Champaign.