Office for University Relations

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108 Henry Admin. Bldg.
506 S. Wright St., MC-370
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel: (217) 333-6400
Fax: (217) 333-5733

414 Administrative Ofc. Bldg.
1737 W. Polk St., MC-971
Chicago, IL 60612
Tel: (312) 996-3772
Fax: (312) 996-1836

Since opening its doors in 1867, the University of Illinois has continued to offer exceptional value to its students and outstanding service to the state in its services. Despite the financial struggles it has been faced with in recent years, the University has remained committed to providing a first-rate learning experience to all its students.

In September 2011, the University announced it had produced more than $26 million in annual recurring savings as a result of an Administrative Review and Restructuring (ARR) initiative. As part of the initiative, which was started in 2009 to help address financial challenges, a working group issued 43 recommendations for savings. By 2014, the University hopes to achieve $60 million in recurring annual savings.

In an effort to not pass these challenges on to already-strapped students, the Board adopted a tuition setting policy in January 2011. The policy seeks to hold increases to the rate of inflation to address affordability while retaining the University’s purchasing power.

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