Illinois State raises tuition by 2.1 percent

NORMAL, IL (AP) - Illinois State University trustees have increased tuition for students starting school this fall by 2.1 percent. They also raised on-campus housing costs by 2.5 percent.

Friday's vote by trustees at the school in Normal raises the cost of a year of tuition, room and board for a fulltime in-state student to about $22,900 a year.

The tuition increase only affects students starting school in the fall. State law guarantees that students at public universities will pay the same tuition rate for four years.

Residence hall fees were raised to $5,282 a year for a multiple-occupancy room and $7,130 for a single-occupancy room.

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