The Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees is expected to finalize 2007-08 tuition and fee rates at its meeting on Friday, April 27.
The meeting, which is open to the public, is to begin at 1 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union.
Under the proposed tuition schedule, new in-state undergraduate students entering EIU in 2007-08 will pay $194.40 per semester hour. The rates are locked in for four continuous academic years, as provided in the state “Truth in Tuition Law.” For students with an average 15-hour course load, this rate totals $2,916 per semester.
The locked-in per-semester-hour tuition rate for returning in-state undergraduate students is as follows, according to the year students entered EIU: 2004-05, $137.75; 2005-06, $154.30; and 2006-07, $173.55. Continuing students who do did not enter in those years will pay $158.65 per semester hour, an increase of $11.10 per semester hour.
New out-of-state undergraduates will pay $583.20 in tuition per semester hour, or $8,748 for an average 15-hour course load. Locked-in per-semester-hour rates for out-of-state undergraduate students will remain unchanged for those who entered in the following years: 2004-05, $413.25; 2005-06, $462.90; and 2006-07, $520.65. Continuing out-of-state undergraduate students who do did not enter in those years will pay $475.95 per semester hour, an increase of $33.30 per semester hour.
Illinois graduate students will pay $189.75 per semester hour, an increase of $20.35 per semester hour. Out-of-state graduate students’ per-semester-hour rate will be $569.25.
Fees vary depending upon the number of credit hours in which a student is enrolled and when they entered the university. For example, a new student taking a full-time, 12-credit-hour course load and opting out of the Accident Insurance Program would pay $858.10 per semester in student fees; a returning student would pay $782.14. These fees include the cost of textbook rental, which saves the average EIU full-time student more than $1,100 per academic year.
Also Friday, the BOT is to elect officers, approve tenure recommendations and authorize changing the name of the Department of Physical Education to the Department of Kinesiology and Sports Studies.The agenda and board report may be viewed online at http://www.eiu.edu/trustees/.