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The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees on Thursday approved fee-related changes for the Edwardsville campus for the fall and spring terms of the 2019-20 academic year.

siuelogoThe changes made during the board’s meeting on the Edwardsville campus involved raising the General Student Fee by 2.9 percent.
Instituted during the 2018-19 fiscal year, the consolidated GSF charges a consistent amount per credit hour for undergraduate, graduate and professional students whether enrolled in on-campus, off-campus, online or hybrid courses. Effective fall 2019, the GSF will be $103.20 per credit hour, representing an increase of $2.90 (2.9 percent) over the $100.30 GSF hour from the previous year.

Programmatic increases will impact facilities, Information Technology Services, the Morris University Center, Student Success Center, student government, Counseling and Health Services, Career Development Center and Intercollegiate Athletics.

The facilities increase will address updating campus buildings and infrastructure as seven major campus buildings constructed between 1965-79 are in need of internal systems updates. Renovating classrooms and offices will be among the projects.

The ITS increase allows the university to continually expand and enhance computing resources and the campus network infrastructure to satisfy the increasing demand, as well as maintain and support ITS services for faculty, staff and students.

The increase for the MUC will support several required food service updates during the upcoming years and support small renovation projects.
The SSC increase will provide additional funds to support student demand for services and increased debt service.

Increases in student government, Counseling and Health Services, and the Career Development Center will support various programs and positions to better serve SIUE students. The Intercollegiate Athletics increase supports the annual operating expenses associated with SIUE’s evolution as an NCAA Division I program.

A course specific fee was increased in the School of Nursing, while another was eliminated in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB). A $20 increase (6.25 percent) to $340 per nursing clinical class will be effective fall 2019. The additional revenue will cover increased expenses in mandated state and federal accreditation, licensure and testing requirements for nursing.

The $650 fee for the SEHHB class Instructional Leadership and Supervision: Theory and Research (EDAD 525a) is being eliminated. The fee was established to meet training required by the Illinois State Board of Education, but was discontinued effective Dec. 31, 2018.

University Housing rates were approved to increase 2 percent in many rate categories, effective May 2019, and will offset inflationary cost increases projected at 2-3 percent, fund debt service payments and maintain adequate fund balances in housing operations. The Deluxe Private room rate decreased 39 percent from $6,170 to $3,775 per semester in the Residence Halls.

University Housing also established a Deluxe Suite rate, which is located in an updated wing in Woodland Hall. The Deluxe Suite bedroom will feature new flooring and furniture, including a full-size bed and lounge chair. Deluxe Single Bedrooms will have to share a bathroom with only one other individual.

Dining Services froze the meal plan charges for residents living in residence halls on the mandatory meal plan. The revenue covers labor and food expenses.
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Tuition freeeze approved

University Board of Trustees on Thursday also approved a tuition freeze for all new undergraduate students at SIUE, effective fall 2019.

Tuition for the 2019-20 academic year will remain $9,123 for new, full-time undergraduate students (15 hours per semester) entering fall 2019. Undergraduate students currently in a guaranteed tuition plan will also maintain their annual tuition rate.

“SIUE has traditionally been a leader among Illinois public, four-year higher education institutions in delivering the best educational experience at the most affordable price,” said Chancellor Randy Pembrook, PhD.

In fall 2017, in-state tuition became available to all new and continuing domestic undergraduate students. Offering in-state tuition to out-of-state students streamlines tuition rates and produces less confusing rate structures, while broadening the institution’s recruiting opportunities.

In fall 2019, all domestic graduate students will be charged the in-state graduate tuition rate of $8,155.20 (12 hours per semester). A $237.60 annual increase (3 percent) was approved for graduate students for the coming fall.

International students will continue to be assessed a 2.5 times surcharge on the in-state rate, unless they qualify for an alternate tuition rate.

For the second consecutive year, School of Dental Medicine tuition will remain the same. In-state SDM students will pay an annual tuition of $29,998. Beginning fall 2019, the SDM is offering the in-state rate to all new and continuing domestic dental students in its traditional program to build and maintain a diverse student population. This does not include the SDM International Advancement Placement Program, which remains at 2.3 times the instate dental rate.

The School of Pharmacy (SOP) will increase in-state tuition by $356 to $24,096 (1.5 percent).

Visit siue.edu/paying-for-college for more information about tuition and fees.