Purdue to hold public hearing for tuition and fee proposals

May 21, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Executive Committee of the Purdue University Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing Wednesday (May 27) in which the committee will act on behalf of the board and vote on the proposed tuition and tee recommendations, including the tuition freeze for the West Lafayette campus.

The proposal calls for frozen tuition and flat costs for meal plans and student housing programs for all students at the West Lafayette campus through 2016-2017, plus a 1.65 percent tuition and fee increase at most of Purdue's three regional campuses for each of the next two years. The Executive Committee will act on behalf of the board and will vote on the fee proposal and the fiscal year 2016 system-wide conceptual operating budget during the meeting.

The public hearing will begin at 4 p.m. in Stewart Center, Room 326. The public will have a chance to comment during the meeting, and a videoconference connection also will allow public input from Purdue's regional campuses.

Those wishing to speak at the hearing should notify the Office of the Board of Trustees in advance at 765-494-9710 or via e-mail at trustees@purdue.edu. A summary of the fee proposal is 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: Room with a View, SULB 150-D, 219-989-2040

* Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne: Kettler Hall, Room 178, 260-481-6100 

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

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