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College Freezes Tuition

11/17/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

(Crain's) -- Benedictine University is freezing the cost of tuition for its current undergraduates for the next two years in an effort to help students and families manage expenses in a slowing economy.

The board of trustees decided Thursday that tuition for all students currently attending the Lisle-based university will continue to pay $10,800 per semester until spring 2010. The board also decided that next year's freshman class will not see an increase until spring 2011.

"The board felt that we must hold the line on the cost of college so as not to endanger the futures of so many promising young people," William Carroll, Benedictine's president, said in a statement.

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