College-bound high schoolers, listen up!
Today the University of Illinois made a huge announcement! The school has designed a plan to keep more Illinois students in-state for their college education, by footing the bill!
To encourage more Illinois students to stay in-state for school, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will provide free tuition and campus fees for in-state students whose family income is less than $61,000 a year.
This will open the door for thousands of Illinois students to get a college education that they otherwise may not have been able to afford.
"We think it's going to be critically important in keeping folks here so, they can graduate and be part of the economy that helps drive the economic vitality in years ahead," said Robert J. Jones , the chancellor of the Urbana campus told ABC 7 Chicago.