Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has announced that Purdue plans to hold tuition at 2012 levels for an eighth consecutive year. The university is also giving a one-time $500 appreciation payment this spring to all West Lafayette campus staff who make $75,000 or less and who were employed as of Dec. 31, 2018.
Eighty-three percent of all non-faculty Purdue associates will receive the one-time payment.
This year considered, six graduating classes will have earned their Purdue degrees without ever experiencing a tuition increase. According to the university, the last time a tuition increase was announced at Purdue was when today’s freshmen were in elementary school.
The university will also offer a 2.5 percent merit raise pool for West Lafayette faculty and staff for the fiscal year that will begin July 1, the fifth consecutive year for a merit increase.
“Our staff members’ suggestions, flexibility and productivity have helped make our affordability policies possible,” Daniels said in a news release. “We think it’s time for a modest gesture of appreciation for all they do.”