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WIU Promise Plus Program Reduces Cost of College Education

November 13, 2018

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University has unveiled the Western Promise Plus as part of the new "AIM HIGH" funding program created by the state of Illinois. Unlike other programs, in true WIU Leatherneck fashion, Western's Promise Plus goes a step beyond to significantly reduce or offset tuition and fees, PLUS other costsroom, meal plan, books and course materials – for new freshmen enrolling in Fall 2019.

According to Associate Vice President for Student Services and Interim Director of Admissions Jason Woods, Illinois students with a minimum of a 1060 SAT or 21 ACT and a 2.75 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale are considered for WIU's Promise Plus program.

The state of Illinois recently launched its "AIM HIGH" initiative, which is designed to provide tuition and fee incentives from Illinois public institutions to keep college students in their home state.

"The Promise Plus program is another example of the University's commitment to our students," said WIU President Jack Thomas. "Western's Promise Plus program combined with our cost guarantee, which locks in tuition, fees, room and meal plan, provides an affordable education at a university that feels like home."

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