Interest rate policy change could increase student debt

A new student loan law passed by Congress may hurt the very cause it was created to support – student pocketbooks. Congress capped the student loan interest rate at 3.9 percent for undergraduates this school year. Without the cap, rates could have ... Continue Reading →

Tuition increases may affect enrollment decline

    Over the last five years, the university has seen a rise in tuition costs and a downturn in its student enrollment. MSNBC reported June 10th on the rising cost of tuition in America, which showed a correlation between college tuition and ... Continue Reading →

Trustees approve tuition, fee increases

Karsten Burgstahler Daily Egyptian   The fall semester’s incoming freshmen now have an exact tuition rate to factor into their financial planning. The university’s Board of Trustees voted 5-2 to increase SIUC’s tuition rate 3 percent ... Continue Reading →

New costs may cause tuition increase

Enrollment decline, state cuts, faculty raises contribute to budget shortage This fall’s enrollment decline may cause future incoming students to pay higher tuition. Chancellor Rita Cheng said in her Sept. 5 State of the University address this fall’s ... Continue Reading →

Trustees elect new chairman, officers

SIU Board of Trustees members voted out Chairman Roger Herrin at the annual election Thursday and elected John Simmons as the new chairman. Herrin, who was seated as chair last April, was voted out 4 to 2. Although the board also successfully selected ... Continue Reading →
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