WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s promise to hold tuition flat for six years is one step closer to becoming a done deal.
The Purdue Board of Trustees’ finance and executive committees on Thursday endorsed a proposed tuition freeze on the West Lafayette campus through the 2018-19 academic year. The executive committee is expected to approve the plan May 31 after a public hearing.
If approved, undergraduate students will continue to pay $10,002, out-of-state students will pay $28,804 and international students will pay $30,804. The rates have remained stagnant since the 2012-13 academic year, marking an unprecedentedly long stint without a tuition hike.
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“Through thoughtful spending, we are investing in student affordability, and through thoughtful budgeting, we are investing in our people and teaching and research excellence,” Purdue President Mitch Daniels, who wasn’t at the meeting, said in a news release. “These are messages that resonate with families and students, as evidenced by our recent projections for our incoming class. By all accounts, I’m told Purdue is really hot in Indiana right now.”
Students at Purdue Northwest and the Fort Wayne campus, however, will see a 1.4 percent tuition increase over the next two years. By the 2018-19 academic year, resident undergraduate students will be doling out $7,686 and nonresidents will be paying $17,367. At Fort Wayne, resident students will pay $8,449.50…
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