Board of trustees increase tuition, propose parking solutions

Nicholas Redmond
Staff Reporter

Elmhurst College Board of Trustees (BOT) voted on a 1.9 percent tuition increase at their October 13 meeting.

The increase, which was brought forth by the Business and Finance Committee, was approved for the 2020 fiscal year.

Hugh McLean, Business and Finance Committee chairman, explained this increase was in line with the tuitions of competing schools.

“We have a competitive set that shows we are roughly in the middle,” said McLean.

The board also spoke about EC’s proposed purchase of Walter Street, which is between Myrtle Avenue and Prospect Avenue, from the city of Elmhurst.

This purchase would make room for more than 100 parking spots for the campus, according to the board.