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Friday, May 17, 2019 1:00 am

Purdue plans PFW tuition hike

1.65% increase for 2 years; public hearing on May 29

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

Purdue University plans to increase tuition at the Fort Wayne campus in each of the next two years, and anyone wanting to comment on the hikes may soon have their say, the college announced Thursday.

A public hearing is set for 11 a.m. May 29 on the West Lafayette campus with videoconferencing available in Room 176 of the Science Building at Purdue University Fort Wayne.

A tuition increase of 1.65% per year is planned for Fort Wayne in 2019-20 and 2020-21, according to a news release.

The proposed general undergraduate rate for residents is $8,589 for this fall and $8,730 in fall 2020. For nonresidents, the proposed rates are $20,622 and $20,961, respectively, according to Purdue.

The rates are for the full academic year and are based on 15 credit hours per semester for undergraduates, Purdue said.

The same percentage increase is also proposed for Purdue Northwest, according to a news release.

The tuition hikes will fund the operating budget, which includes salaries and benefits, scholarships, supplies, services and repairs, the release said.

No general tuition increase is proposed for West Lafayette, the release said.

More information is available through the university's website, www.purdue.edu. 

Those wanting to speak at the hearing should provide advanced notice at 765-494-9705 or evpt@purdue.edu. Speakers will be scheduled in the order they register and given three minutes to comment.

Written feedback may be sent by email or to the Office of Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, Hovde Hall, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

The Purdue Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the tuition and fee proposals June 14.

asloboda@jg.net