Purdue Trustees Approve Tuition Freeze, Budget

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The Purdue University Board of Trustees Executive Committee has given final approval to another two-year tuition freeze on the West Lafayette campus. The approval, which covers the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years, means Purdue will have six consecutive years with no changes in base tuition.

The committee also approved a $10 decrease in the fitness and wellness fee in West Lafayette. The university says the approvals mean Indiana resident students will have a base tuition and fee rate of less than $10,000 per year.

"Today, Purdue receives more applications and is home to more students than ever in our history," said Purdue President Mitch Daniels. "It starts with world-class academics, but a big factor is that students and families know we will work hard to keep that excellent education within their financial reach."

In addition to the tuition freeze, the committee approved the operating budget for fiscal year 2018, including a 2.5 percent merit pay increase for West Lafayette employees. Earlier this month, the trustees endorsed a more than $2 billion budget for the West Lafayette campus, as well as $170 million at Purdue Northwest and $166 million at IPFW.

Faculty and staff at the Northwest and Fort Wayne campuses hired before January 1 will also be eligible for a cash payment of up to 2 percent of their salaries. The payment will be made in two installments over the next year.

Purdue says the operating budget includes additional investments in the Purdue Moves and Think Summer initiatives.

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