Purdue continues to freeze tuition, announces one-time bonus for staff

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels announced Monday that Purdue plans to continue its freeze on tuition through the 2020-21 academic year.

Posted: Feb. 18, 2019 3:21 PM
Updated: Feb. 19, 2019 3:01 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI, Purdue News) — Purdue University President Mitch Daniels announced Monday that Purdue plans to continue its freeze on tuition through the 2020-21 academic year. This will mark the eighth consecutive year that Purdue has held its tuition at the 2012 level.

Purdue also announced all West Lafayette campus staff who make less than $75,000 will receive a one-time $500 appreciation payment this spring.

In addition, Daniels said the university will offer a 2.5 percent merit raise pool for West Lafayette faculty and staff for the fiscal year that will begin July 1, the fifth consecutive year for a merit increase.

“Our staff members’ suggestions, flexibility and productivity have helped make our affordability policies possible,” Daniels said. “We think it’s time for a modest gesture of appreciation for all they do.”

According to a press release, combined with room and board rates that have been held flat or lowered, current students’ total cost of attendance is lower than in 2012-13. 

“As long as we are balancing our operating budget, growing our faculty, investing in necessary capital projects, and increasing compensation competitively, we see no good reason to charge our students more,” Daniels said. “Our commitment to affordability has helped save families millions of dollars and, coupled with prioritizing our investments, we continue to believe that Purdue is delivering higher education at the highest proven value.”

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