WBEZ | college costs http://www.wbez.org/tags/college-costs Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en University of Illinois expected to consider housing-cost rise http://www.wbez.org/news/university-illinois-expected-consider-housing-cost-rise-104957 <p><p>URBANA, Ill. &mdash; 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.</p><p>Fees would also rise but recommendations for tuition for the coming school year have not been made.</p><p>The News-Gazette newspaper in Champaign <a href="http://bit.ly/13z1qCt" target="_blank">reports</a> 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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:45:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/university-illinois-expected-consider-housing-cost-rise-104957