University Office for Planning and Budgeting

University of Illinois: Champaign-Urbana, Chicago, Springfield

Guaranteed Tuition Policy

Brief Description:
In 2003, the University of Illinois Act was amended (110 ILCS 305/25) to include a four-year tuition guarantee for new students that begin after the 2003-2004 academic year. The purpose of the undergraduate Guaranteed Tuition Program is to provide a high degree of certainty about tuition costs for students and families. The plan applies to all undergraduate students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program on one of the three campuses of the university. The plan treats every student as part of a cohort defined by the date of entry to the university. Each cohort is guaranteed an unchanged tuition schedule for four years. Each year, the Board of Trustees sets tuition and fee rates in accordance with the Guaranted Tuition Program.

Contact Information:
Sandy Street | | 217-333-0398

Final Report Issue Date:
Each year, the Board of Trustees approves tuition and fee rates for each of the university's three campuses; this generally occurs sometime between November and June.