WIU Board to Review All-Costs Increase
June 3, 2013
MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees will consider a 4.5 percent increase in all-costs (tuition, fees and room and board) for undergraduate students entering the WIU-Macomb campus in Fall 2013 at the Friday, June 7 meeting at the WIU-Quad Cities Riverfront Campus. Tuition, fees and room and board are guaranteed for four years so students entering in Fall 2013 will not see any change in their total costs during their enrollment. The all-costs increase averages approximately 1.13 percent per year. Last year's all-costs increase was also 4.5 percent.
The WIU board meeting will begin at 8 a.m. with a scheduled executive session in accordance with the provisions of the Open Meetings Act. The open meeting will begin at approximately 9 a.m., following the executive session.
If approved by the board, undergraduate students entering Western's Macomb campus in Fall 2013 will be charged $8,405.40 in annual tuition, based on 15 hours per semester at a $280.18 per credit hour rate ($13.11 more than the Fall 2012 tuition rate). Graduate tuition for Macomb campus students entering in Fall 2013 will be $7,415.04, based on 24 credit hours per year ($308.96 per credit hour compared to $294.52 in Fall 2012).
Yearly room and board increases for entering students will be $370 more per year for double occupancy ($9,190 compared to $8,820 for Fall 2012). Fees for incoming Western-Macomb students will increase by $103.20 per year for students with a 15-hour schedule per semester ($2,534.70 per year beginning Fall 2013).
Quad Cities undergraduate students will see an all-costs increase of 4.63 percent. Undergraduate students entering Western's Quad Cities campus in Fall 2013 will be charged $8,405.40 in annual tuition, based on 15 hours per semester at a $280.18 per credit hour rate. Graduate tuition for WIU-QC students entering in Fall 2013 will be $7,415.04, based on 24 credit hours per year. The fee schedule for new WIU-Quad Cities undergraduate students with a 15-hour schedule per semester will increase by $9.90 per year ($706.50 per year in Fall 2013).
The board will consider the University's FY'14 preliminary spending plan; positive tenure recommendations for 22 faculty members; and the presidential assessment and contract.
In addition, the board will consider a resolution to terminate a WIU employee, and will consider revisions to benefits for coaches and employee benefits-sick leave. The board will also elect officers for the 2013-2014 year.
The board will hear reports on academic program changes and academic curricular and administrative changes, and updates on long-term planning and riverfront development.