The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 13th, 2015
Illinois lawmakers have put a benefit commonly offered to college
employees — tuition breaks for their children — on the chopping block at
public universities in response to a big expected cut in state spending
on higher education.
A measure pending before the Illinois House of Representatives’ State
Government Administration Committee would phase out tuition waivers for
public-university employees. Strongly opposed by the universities and
unions representing their faculty and staff members, House Bill 403
calls for the repeal of laws that provide a 50-percent tuition waiver
to the children of people who have been employed by one or more of the
state’s public universities for at least seven years.