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Purdue board backs 1.2% cut at IPFW

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University trustees have approved a tentative budget that includes a tuition freeze at the main campus in West Lafayette and spending cuts at two regional campuses.

Budgets will be reduced by about 2.5 percent at Purdue Calumet and 1.2 percent at the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Trustees on Friday approved the $1.2 billion system-wide plan. School officials say the board’s executive committee will vote May 22 on the tuition rates after a public hearing.

Purdue intends to hire 30 new engineering faculty members over the next five years. The general fund budget will grow by about 2 percent at West Lafayette Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced the tuition freeze plan in March. It covers only the main campus and will keep basic in-state tuition about $10,000 a year.

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