llinois’ truth-in-tuition law was designed to keep college affordable. But it might be having the opposite effect.
Since 2003, Illinois parents have banked on the law that guarantees their kids’ tuition rate will remain at the same rate for at least four years. James Applegate, director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, says that allows families to plan their finances, making the state’s public universities an attractive option. But think about it: