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Purdue trustees approve budget, eighth year of frozen tuition

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Purdue trustees on Friday voted to approve the tuition and fee schedule for the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years and the university’s operating budget for the 2020 fiscal year.

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 12:23 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI/Purdue News) — Purdue trustees on Friday voted to approve the tuition and fee schedule for the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years and the university’s operating budget for the 2020 fiscal year.

According to a Purdue press release, tuition will remain frozen on Purdue’s main campus for the seventh and eighth consecutive years keeping base undergraduate tuition and fees for Indiana residents under $10,000 per year. One exception is flight program fees, which will increase by 3% in the fiscal year 2020 and 5.6% in the fiscal year 2021.

Trustees also approved changes to tuition and fees at Purdue University Northwest and Purdue University Fort Wayne. They will follow the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s recommended increase of up to 1.65% each year of the biennium. In addition, Purdue Fort Wayne will introduce an additional tuition charge for international students of $24.90 per credit hour or $373.50 per semester for undergraduates and $31.57 per credit hour for graduate students, and a differential fee for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at $25 per credit hour for undergraduates and $31.57 per credit hour for graduate students, which will be phased in over two years at 50% each year.

For the fiscal year 2020, the Indiana General Assembly appropriated $301.3 million for the West Lafayette campus, $52.5 million for Purdue Northwest and $47.7 million for Purdue Fort Wayne.

In addition, as part of the budget, the state appropriated funds for the construction of the new Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital ($73 million) and the Engineering and Polytech Gateway building ($60 million).

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