Most incoming freshman at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will not pay higher tuition rates next fall. School officials considered boosting tuition by five percent next year, but decided against it for most students at its recent board meeting.  That means new students will pay about $7,300 dollars per semester.

While proposed increases for in-state, full-time students in the Graduate School, Dental School and Pharmacy School.  Proposals for the School of Engineering and for dual diploma programs were deferred to the May 8 meeting, university spokesman Doug McIlhagga says what was decided upon earlier this month will affect many students and their families.

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At the November board meeting, trustees agreed to offer in-state tuition rates to the neighboring states of Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Wisconsin. 

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