Western Illinois University Board of Trustees approves tuition increase

(Macomb, IL) -- Tuition rates will be going up for Western Illinois University future students.

On Friday, the WIU Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition, room and meal plan rates for new, incoming students. The change means that beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, tuition for all incoming domestic undergraduate students will be $9,238 per year, up from $8,883. The move marks the first increase since the fall of 2019. The 2021-2022 room and meal plan for new students will increase to $10,192 from $9,800 (double room rate) per academic year.

Fees for incoming students at the Quad City campus will also increase from $1,269.90 to $1,809.90. The money will towards activities, resources and programs on the riverfront campus in Moline.

The WIU Cost Guarantee program ensures that undergraduate students pay the same rate for tuition, fees, room and meal plan for their four years of continuous enrollment. WIU is the only public university in the state that provides the guaranteed cost structure for not only tuition and fees, but also room and board for undergraduate and transfer students, according to a news release.

Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, also announced a small tuition increase Friday for the 2021-22 academic year, after holding rates flat the past year.

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