The University of Illinois has raised its tuition for incoming students. The 1.9% tuition hike was approved by the University’s board of trustees. It will be imposed on students from within Illinois who win admission for the 2023-24 school year to the campuses at Urbana-Champaign and at Chicago. The in-state tuition at Urbana-Champaign will increase to $12,712/year, plus fees and student expenses. Parallel but slightly higher (up to 2.5%) increases will be imposed on students at the same campuses from outside Illinois (out-of-state U.S., and abroad).
By state law, persons who are already enrolled in the University’s programs are held harmless from tuition increases like these. The University of Illinois system is celebrating record enrollment in its three-campus system during the current 2022-23 school year, with 94,861 students enrolling last fall. These current enrollees, if they continue their studies next fall, will be among the beneficiaries of this hold-harmless tuition policy. However, existing enrollees are also charged fees for non-tuition services such as university housing, and these fees are also scheduled to increase for the 2023-24 school year.