Purdue University has announced it will freeze tuition at the West Lafayette campus for at least the next two academic years.
The school says it will keep tuition at the main campus at 2012-13 levels through at least the 2022-23 academic year, pending approval from the university board of trustees next spring.
“We said very early on that we believe strongly that our students and their families deserve a high-value education that they can afford and that we will fit our spending to their budgets — not the other way around,” said President Mitch Daniels.
Shortly after becoming president, Daniels announced that the university would not increase tuition in spring 2013. Purdue says before that move, the university had increased tuition every year since 1976, rising 6% annually from 2002 through 2012.
“As long as we are balancing our operating budget, growing our faculty, and investing in necessary projects, we see no good reason to charge our students more,” said Daniels.
If approved by Purdue trustees in late spring 2021, base undergraduate tuition at Purdue will remain at $9,992 per year for Indiana residents and $28,794 for out-of-state students.