February 13, 2009

Tuition rate will aid Arkansas, Tennessee students

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale reaches across state lines to offer alternative tuition rates equal to in-state tuition to new, incoming freshmen, transfer and graduate students in Arkansas and Tennessee, beginning with the fall 2009 semester.

This move parallels an earlier decision to offer tuition rates equal to in-state tuition rates to new students from Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri beginning in the fall 2009 semester.

Chancellor Samuel Goldman noted that SIUC operates in “an extremely competitive


“Being able to offer this new tuition rate, effective next fall, helps to level the playing

field,” he said. “It also is being responsive to the interest expressed in our University by prospective students and their families in Arkansas and Tennessee. Making this available now in five states means that many more students can enjoy the benefits of attending a comprehensive, research-intensive university at a rate equivalent to what students from Illinois are paying.”

The SIUC effort is part of an overall comprehensive student recruiting strategy aimed at increasing enrollment. The new rate will save students from the five neighboring states about $10,000 per academic year.

SIUC offers more than 200 undergraduate majors, minors and specializations and more than 100 graduate level degrees and programs. The University ranks as a High Research University in the Carnegie Research Universities classification, and as a Best Value College by Princeton Review.

For more information about SIUC, visit www.siu.edu. For information about visiting campus, see www.admissions.siu.edu.