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Tue October 21, 2008
SIU Carbondale to Offer In-State Tuition to Kentuckians
By Carrie Pond
Carbondale, IL – Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is offering in-state tuition rates for college-bound high school students in three neighboring states, including Kentucky. The change would take effect for the academic year beginning next August. SIU President Glenn Poshard says the move has been discussed for about a year, and that it reciprocates what the neighboring states already have been doing. The cuts mean an annual savings of nearly 10 thousand dollars for an out-of-state undergraduate student to attend the Carbondale school. Murray State University's Chief of Staff Josh Jacobs says the rate change will likely add to the competition between the two universities.