May 22, 2023

Purdue to hold public hearing for tuition and fee proposals

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University will conduct a public hearing on June 1 on proposed tuition and fees to be paid by students attending the university’s West Lafayette campus, Purdue Fort Wayne or Purdue Northwest during the 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years.

The proposal calls for the following:

West Lafayette campus

  • No tuition increase in 2023-24 and 2024-25.
  • Effective in 2023-24:
    • Professional Flight program fees increase 3% on average.
  • Effective in 2024-25:
    • Professional Flight program fees increase 3% on average.

Regional campuses

  • 3% per year tuition increase for each of Purdue Fort Wayne and Purdue Northwest.
  • Effective in 2023-24:
    • New Purdue Fort Wayne differential for graduate education programs of $74/credit hour, phased in at 50% in 2023-24 and 100% in 2024-25
    • New Purdue Northwest instructional material fee to provide course materials to students at a more cost-effective rate.

On the West Lafayette campus, Professional Flight program fee increases will be used to offset increased costs associated with aviation operations. The increases at the Fort Wayne and Northwest campuses will be used to fund the operating budget, including faculty and staff salaries and benefits, scholarships, supplies, services, and repair and rehabilitation. The new Fort Wayne graduate education differential will be used to support clinical instruction needs and curricular costs in those programs resulting from updated accreditation requirements. The new Purdue Northwest instructional material fee is a consolidated charge for students that provides them cost savings for texts and courseware. This optional charge is a flat fee per semester: $299 for fall and spring semesters, $175 for summer semester.

The public hearing will begin at 10 a.m. ET (9 a.m. CT) in Stewart Center, Room 326, on the West Lafayette campus. For those wishing to view the hearing, click on this recording link. A summary of the fee proposal is available online.

The public will have a chance to comment in person during the meeting. Those wishing to speak during the hearing should notify the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer by May 30 at 765-494-9705 or Each speaker will be scheduled in the order they register and allotted three minutes to make comments during the hearing. Written comments also may be submitted via email or sent to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, 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 are:

  • Purdue Fort Wayne: Science Building, Room 176.
  • Purdue Northwest – Hammond Campus: Lawshe Hall, Room 131.
  • Purdue Northwest – Westville Campus: Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex (DSAC), Room 1113.

The Purdue Board of Trustees will review comments from the hearing and vote on the tuition and fee proposals on June 9 at its next stated meeting.

Media contact: Tim Doty,

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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