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May 20, 2013

Board to hold public hearing on proposed tuition, fees on Wednesday

The Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing Wednesday (May 22) on proposed tuition and fees to be paid by students attending any of the University's campuses during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.

The proposal calls for frozen tuition and cuts in the costs for meal plans and university cooperative education programs for all students at the West Lafayette campus and a 2 percent tuition and fee increase at Purdue's three regional campuses for each of the next two years.

The public hearing will begin at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in Stewart Center, Room 326, as a special meeting of the Executive Committee of the University's Board of Trustees. The proposed changes to tuition and fees will be discussed, and the public will have a chance to comment. The Executive Committee will act on behalf of the board and will vote on the fee proposal and the 2013-14 system-wide conceptual budget plan during the meeting.

A videoconference connection also will allow public input from Purdue's regional campuses.

Those wishing to speak at the hearing should notify the Board of Trustees' office in advance at 49-49710 or e-mail trustees@purdue.edu. A summary and complete details of the fee proposal are available online. Each speaker will be scheduled in the order they register and allotted three minutes to make comments at the hearing, which will last 30 minutes.

Written comments also may be submitted via e-mail or sent to the Office of the Board of Trustees, Hovde Hall, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Anyone wanting to offer testimony at one of the statewide campuses should contact that campus for directions to the videoconference location. Those locations and phone numbers are:

* Purdue Calumet: Millard E. Gyte Science Building, Room 103; 219-989-2040

* Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne: Kettler Hall, Room 178; 260-481-6103

* Purdue North Central: Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 002; 219-785-5511 

Additional details are available at www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2013/Q2/purdue-offers-frozen-tuition-and-fee-cuts-to-board-of-trustees.html.