Our goal is to expand the overall pool of prospective SIUE students
Edwardsville, Ill. (PRWEB) November 18, 2013
The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved new tuition rates for entering freshman and transfer students, and master’s level graduate students at the Edwardsville campus. Students from the regional states of Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Wisconsin will pay the same tuition rate as those students from Illinois.
The new tuition rate will take effect for the 2014-15 academic year. During the 2013-14 academic year, SIUE’s annual tuition rate was $7,296 for new, in-state full-time undergraduate students (15 hours per semester). Non-resident tuition for those same students was $18,240.
During the 2013-14 academic year, SIUE’s per credit hour tuition rate for master’s level graduate students from Illinois was $279.25. Non-resident tuition for those same students was $698.15.
“We proposed this recruitment enhancement program to increase the number of students from these regional states,” said SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe. “Our goal is to expand the overall pool of prospective SIUE students. This program is designed to promote geographical access, especially from St. Louis, to our excellent academic programs.”
“This rate will allow SIUE to remain competitive with other institutions in the recruitment of regional students,” said Scott Belobrajdic, associate vice chancellor for Enrollment Management. “This will promote geographical diversity that will benefit all SIUE students.
“Applications are at an all-time high for this time of the year. With this announcement, we anticipate a surge in applications throughout the region.”
This news comes on the heels of SIUE landing on Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” lists in late August. SIUE is in the top 10 percent of both all schools surveyed and public master’s universities. The publication attempts to list the colleges in America that do the best job of helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.
In 2007, the Board 2007, the Board approved “Revision to Residency Status Policies” which allows the president and the chancellors to charge, upon approval by the Board, alternative tuition rates for special situations and/or special populations. The option was designed to permit the chancellors to better manage their respective campuses and improve the recruitment of students who might not otherwise attend SIU.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of nearly 14,000.