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Purdue Prepping Tuition Freeze

3/1/2013



Purdue University is freezing tuition for the next two years.

That news comes from University President Mitch Daniels who says most fees will also remain at current levels for the next two years. 1976 was the last year that Purdue did not have a tuition hike. Daniels says it's part of an effort to help make college affordable. In a statement, he says the move comes with a focus on greater efficiencies and saving money in certain areas. Daniels says they plan to announce more about savings in a few weeks.

Right now, Indiana residents - in state undergraduates - pay $9,900 a year in tuition and fees. Out of state students pay $28,000 annually. Rates for 2013-2014 are expected to roughly remain at that level barring previously approved increases in student activity and wellness fees. The tuition freeze applies to the West Lafayette campus. Tuition at Purdue's other campuses is determined differently. University trustees are said to be behind the tuition freeze.

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