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If you or your child attentds EIU, you are going to have to dish out more money for them to live on campus.

Eastern Illinois University has raised room and board rates for next school year by 3.25%.

University trustees voted Friday to raise the cost of a year of dormitory housing and on-campus meals from $8,138 to $9,174 a year depending on which meal plan they pick.

Monthly rent at university apartments will also increase by $13 to $14 to range between $435 and $488.

Dan Nadler is Eastern's vice president for student affairs. He said the increase is the smallest at EIU in 20 years.

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