University of Illinois expected to consider housing-cost rise

January 16, 2013

The Associated Press

URBANA, Ill. — Later this month trustees at the University of Illinois will consider an increase of 2 percent to almost 7 percent in the cost of student housing on its three campuses.

Fees would also rise but recommendations for tuition for the coming school year have not been made.

The News-Gazette newspaper in Champaign reports that trustees will meet Jan. 24 in Chicago and consider raising the annual cost of housing at the Urbana-Champaign campus about 3 percent to $9,979.

The cost in Chicago would increase by 2 percent to $10,600 a year. In Springfield housing costs would increase by almost 7 percent to $10,350.

Fees would rise 1 percent to $2,916 in Urbana and 1.5 percent to $2,948 in Chicago. Springfield fees would increase 6 percent to $1,892.