NORMAL (WEEK) – Heartland Group Faculty’s governing board will resolve subsequent week whether or not college students ought to pay extra to attend the varsity primarily based in Regular.
Trustees are set to vote Tuesday on a proposal elevating tuition and costs 3.7%, or $6 per credit score hour to $169. That is on high of what college leaders stated was a “cheap escalation” of $5 per credit score hour lately.
If accredited, greater tuition and costs would take impact for the summer time semester.
Directors cited a number of causes for the rise, together with a finances deficit this fiscal 12 months, anticipated wage will increase for college, decreased utility tax income, and a possible decline in state authorities funding.
Heartland’s leaders say even with the rise, the varsity will stay the district’s most inexpensive greater schooling possibility.
Heartland Group Faculty District 540 serves a hall alongside Interstate 55 that features Pontiac, Bloomington-Regular, and Lincoln.