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ERIC Number: EJ1008614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan-26
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1099-839X
Rising College Costs and an Illinois Effort to Control Them: A Preliminary Review
North, Teresa Lynn
Current Issues in Education, v16 n1 Jan 2013
Rising college costs are of increasing concern. At the 12 public universities in Illinois, average increases in tuition were modest, generally in the 4% range, until 1999 when individual campuses begin to increase tuition at double digit rates. In 2002-2003, the overall average increase in tuition/fees more than doubled at 13.79%. In an effort to provide students/families with a more predictable college education cost and moderate the rising costs of a college education, WIU began a 4-year tuition, student fees, and room/board (all-costs) rate guarantee program in Fall 1999. Following the perceived success of this model, which is ascertained in this study, the State mandated that all public universities in Illinois offer a 4-year guarantee for tuition beginning Fall 2004. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois