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College Illinois! appears headed for a future bailout; Sales lagging for new contracts

Vimbai Chikomo, Illinois News Network Sep. 14, 2016, 9:24am

Many families concerned with the unpredictability of future tuition rates in Illinois have turned to pre-paid tuition programs, hoping for some kind of guarantee they will be able to afford their children’s tuition when the time comes.

Competitive neighboring states poach Illinois college students

Vimbai Chikomo, Illinois News Network Sep. 1, 2016, 4:37pm

Hoping to benefit from Illinois’ economic hardships, public universities in states bordering Illinois have aggressively sought to recruit Illinois students in recent years.

State universities’ mounting financial woes burdening Illinois students, taxpayers

Vimbai Chikomo, Illinois News Network Aug. 23, 2016, 9:58am

As college students across Illinois’ nine public universities make their way to their respective campuses in the days ahead, few may realize just how little of their tuition is going directly toward instructional spending for the 2016-17 academic year.