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WIU approves tuition and fee increases

Rich Egger

Tuition will be a bit higher next school year for new undergraduate and graduate students at Western Illinois University.

The Board of Trustees on Friday approved a 3% increase.

The board also agreed to hike the housing and dining rate by 4%, and to increase fees. The fee increases will be $4.03 per credit hour for the Macomb campus and $23.23 per credit hour for the Quad Cities campus.

The university said this is the last year of a four-year initiative to adjust fees so that they are similar for students on both campuses.

The BoT also increased student health insurance rates to $1,052 for a half year or $2,104 for a full year.

Complete tuition, fees, room, and meal plan information, along with incoming graduate and international student tuition and fees for the 2023-24 school year, can be found on Western's website.

In other action, the board chose Greg Aguilar vice chair to be vice chair. He replaces Erik Dolieslager, whose term on the board was not renewed by the governor’s office.

The governor appointed retired Illinois State Police Southern Patrol Region Commander Derek Wise to replace Dolieslager on the BoT.

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Rich is TSPR's News Director.