DeKALB – Northern Illinois University tuition has been frozen for the sixth consecutive year, according to a news release from the university after a recent vote by the Board of Trustees.
Undergraduate tuition, along with room and board for students enrolling in 2020-21 remains as it was six years ago. For the second consecutive year, student fees also will drop by 3% for the next academic year.
According to the release, the reason for the freeze is to manage higher education costs in order to make the experience attainable for all, regardless of ability to pay.
New undergraduate students will pay $348.84 a credit hour for the first 11 hours of courses, as has been the system since the 2015-16 academic year. Those who take 12 or more hours will have their tuition capped at $4,732 a semester, according to the release.
The rate will apply to students in- or out-of state, and will remain constant for each student for nine consecutive semesters. Higher rates might apply in high-demand fields, such as engineering (an additional $50), nursing (an additional $15) and computer science (an additional $40), according to the release.
Source: The Daily Chronicle