Incoming freshman at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale are slated to pay higher tuition rates next fall. School officials say they need to boost tuition by four point eight percent next year. That means new students will pay about 375 dollars more per semester than current freshmen but the rates will be frozen for four years.

Student fees are also expected to go up, including those for campus recreation, maintenance, medical insurance, and intercollegiate athletics. And if that's not enough, university officials are also looking to increase housing costs next year. The Edwardsville campus is seeking similar increases. The Board of Trustees will vote on the proposals at a meeting today.

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