University of Illinois administrators seek a tuition hike

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CHICAGO,Ill. (AP)- University of Illinois administrators have recommended raising tuition costs for in-state freshmen for the first time in six years.

Under the recommendation, freshmen entering the university for the 2020-21 academic year would pay 1.8% more to attend the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses, and 1% more to attend the Springfield campus.

In a statement released Wednesday, the university says the proposed tuition hike will strengthen efforts to attract and retain faculty across the University of Illinois system in response to record-high enrollment.

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(This story was originally published on January 16, 2020)

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