Members of the Southern Illinois University Board to Consider Tuition Freeze

The Southern Illinois Board of Trustees will discuss freezing student tuition entirely at their next board meeting that is scheduled for next Thursday. Board officials say they have been in discussions with the chancellors at both Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Edwardsville, along with the Southern Illinois University System President, about the importance of keeping down the price tuition and fees for all students who are considering attending Southern Illinois University this year. University officials say they are currently focused on affordability. During the board’s December meeting, both campuses reported the possibility for more students in the fall. Southern Illinois University Carbondale officials say applications for incoming freshman have increased by more than 27% from last year and the number of accepted students has increased by 21%. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville officials report that freshmen applications have increased by 21% and admittance has increased by 20%.

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