The Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved amended housing rates and room configurations for its Fort Wayne campus. The plan aims to provide up to 64 more beds and lower the per-student cost from $8,300 to $5,420 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The university says current two-bedroom, two-bathroom deluxe units will be adapted to house four students.
The university housing is currently at capacity, and if more beds are needed, standard two-bedroom units can also be reconfigured to create nearly 144 beds and lower the per-student cost for those units to $4,316 for the academic year. Rates for units that are not reconfigured will remain flat, according to the university.
Purdue University Fort Wayne issued the following statement following the board’s approval:
We are pleased with today’s vote by the Purdue University Board of Trustees that adds more beds to our student housing, which will save some students more than $2,200 a year in housing costs.
It is very exciting to know that more first-time, full-time students are choosing to attend Purdue Fort Wayne and to live in our on-campus housing.
We are making sure these new students will be able to benefit from the many advantages that living on campus affords — engagement, retention, and success.
As we look forward to more enrollments over the summer, we will continue to identify and create options that are desirable and affordable for our students.