A lawmaker says children of public university employees should not receive a tuition break.

Currently, students can get half of their tuition paid for by the state if one of their parents works at a public university. Rep. Jack Franks, a Democrat from Marengo, says he wants to make college more affordable for everyone, but higher education budget cuts make the tuition waivers impossible to maintain.

SCC Hiking Tuition

Jun 19, 2014

Southeastern Community College is asking current and future students to dig a little deeper to pay for their education.

College Tuition Break Proposed in Illinois

Jun 16, 2013

Illinois State Representative Adam Brown (R-Decatur) graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in 2007, and he said in the short time since then, tuition has steadily gone up.