Matt Bierman

Tentative Spending Plan
3:08 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Money Pressures Continue for WIU

Sherman Hall at WIU
Credit Rich Egger

Even though the Illinois legislature agreed to maintain higher education funding at current levels, challenges remain for public universities.

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BoT Quarterly Meeting
6:39 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Cost Increases for WIU Students

Credit Rich Egger

The cost of attending Western Illinois University will go up 4.5%  this fall for incoming students.

During their meeting in Moline, the school’s Board of Trustees members approved raising tuition, fees, and room and board for the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses.

Budget Director Matt Bierman said although the state legislature agreed to hold higher education funding level this year, the state nonetheless deserves part of the blame for the rising costs.

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Budget Challenges
7:39 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

WIU Workers Asked to Help Cut Costs

Credit Rich Egger

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas told a standing room only crowd in the University Union that WIU takes pride in having avoided layoffs and furloughs despite the state’s financial woes over the past decade.

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