WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue trustees announce Friday that students on the West Lafayette campus will see no increase in room and board rates for the 2020-21 academic year.
According to Purdue News, this will be the eighth consecutive year students in West Lafayette will not see an increase in rates. Board rates had previously been reduced twice, in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years. This, with the decision to not increase the rate, will lead to the total cost being lower for 2020-21 than it was in 2012-13.
Purdue Northwest’s Hammond campus, however, will see rates increase by an average of 2%, and at Purdue Fort Wayne, rates will increase an average of 2.9%. This follows four years of no rate increase at each campus.
Purdue’s Board of Trustees also approved a lease for a portion of the Aspire at Discovery Park building located in the Discovery Park District.
“In just eight years, Purdue has gone from having the second-highest rates in the Big Ten to having the lowest. Room and board is the second-largest expense for our students and their families, and as long as we can avoid raising the cost without diminishing our commitment to excellence, it’s the right thing to do,” Purdue President Mitch Daniels said.