The college pinch: Tuitions rise but not as much as in recent years

With the financial crisis, parents and students are paying more this year for tuition, but some institutions in Illinois are being lenient towards students when it comes to paying for college. According to the Chicago Tribune, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for example, tuition for incoming freshmen increased 2.6 percent, to $9,242 — a small jump compared with the 9.5 percent tuition hikes trustees approved for incoming freshmen in the three previous years. At DePaul University, tuition rose 5 percent, to $26,765, a departure from recent years when hikes were never less than 6.5 percent

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