The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign made a pretty huge announcement on Monday; starting in the Fall of 2019 qualifying in-state students can get 4 years of tuition at U of I for FREE.

For real. I wish I could have qualified for this when I was a senior.

According to U of I's website;

Starting with our 2019 incoming class, we'll cover tuition and fees for up to four years for all qualified in-state students. That's our mission as a land-grant institution. That's Illinois Commitment.


So, the question you're wondering now is, who qualifies for this free tuition, right? Applicants must:

  • Be an Illinois resident, and if parents are listed on the application, they need to be Illinois residents as well.
  • Have a family income of $61,000 or less
  • Only have $50,000 or less in family assets
  • Be admitted as a new freshmen or transfer student
  • Be under the age of 24

For more information on the application process, and to get it started today, click here.

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