Ball State University’s board of trustees says it will adopt a 1.25 percent tuition increase, which the school says is its lowest increase in more than 40 years. The university also says it will move forward with the $87.5 million STEM and Health Professions Facility expansion project after state funding approval.
The board will officially consider the tuition increase for Indiana resident undergraduate students at its June 7 meeting.
The school is also able to advance several projects thanks to Indiana lawmakers approving 3.2 percent and 1.7 percent increases for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 fiscal years, respectively.
Phase II of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and Health Professions Facility Expansion Project includes an $87.5 million facility. The university says the effort will provide students "with educational opportunities in cutting-edge environments that stimulate the worlds in which they will work after graduation."
A $62.5 million health professions building, currently in the competitive bidding stage, will include classrooms, laboratories, offices, simulation suites and clinical spaces. Construction is expected to start late next month.