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U of I's 2018 Budget Does Not Include Tuition Increase

The University of Illinois has a new budget for 2018, and the spending plan holds the line on student tuition.

The Board of Trustees approved the $6.35 billion spending plan Thursday.

Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara Wilson says the U of I will not increase tuition for the third straight year.

“It’s a commitment to us on behalf of the Illinois families regarding affordability and access, ” Wilson said.

Wilson warned that unpredictable state finances, uncertain federal research funding and increasing pension costs continue to put pressure on future budgets.