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February 2023 Newsletter

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Purdue celebrates Black History Month

Purdue is committed to celebrating Black excellence with stories about the giant leaps made by Purdue’s outstanding Black students, alumni, faculty and staff. We honor the individuals from our Boilermaker history who have made significant impact on our university, and those who are continuing to do so. As part of Black History Month and beyond, we commemorate those who helped make Purdue University the outstanding institution of higher learning it is today. 

Purdue trustees endorse 12th consecutive tuition freeze

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Feb. 3 endorsed President Mung Chiang’s request for a 12th consecutive tuition freeze, meaning students will see no increase in tuition through at least the 2024-25 academic year. To be formally approved by the trustees in late spring per state statute, after the legislative budget setting, base undergraduate tuition at Purdue will remain at $9,992 per year for Indiana residents and $28,794 for out-of-state students through 2024-25.

Purdue’s next big move: The Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business

Purdue’s Board of Trustees approved Friday (Feb. 3) the naming of the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, which will educate many business leaders of a technology-driven, free market economy and carry out top-notch research. The Krannert name that has designated the graduate program will continue to do so. University investment and philanthropic support are also announced, with a target total of $300 million.

Purdue honors Parker sisters' legacy with installation

The Purdue community began its celebration of Black History Month (February) with the unveiling of the permanent commemorative installation honoring Winifred and Frieda Parker, the sisters who broke down barriers of segregation and paved the way for integrated student housing at Purdue University in the late 1940s. Related video: Understanding Purdue University history: The Parker Sisters

Arvind Raman selected as the next dean of Purdue’s College of Engineering

Longtime Purdue administrator, faculty member and Boilermaker alumnus Arvind Raman is the new John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering. Raman is currently Purdue’s executive associate dean of engineering and the Robert V. Adams Professor in Mechanical Engineering.


Reminder - Information for 1098T

Purdue now reports in Box 1 of the 1098T which represents the amount of Qualified Tuition & Related Expenses (QTRE) paid during the year.Depending on the students’ income (or family income, if the student is a dependent), whether the student is considered full or half-time enrolled, and the amount of the qualified educational expenses for the year, the student maybe eligible for a federal education tax credit. (Detailed information about claiming education tax credits are available on the IRS website, publication 970.The dollar amounts reported on the Form 1098-T may assist in completing IRS Form 8863 – the form used for calculating the education tax credits that a taxpayer may claim as part of their tax return. 

Please note: due to the Winter Recess, any mailed payments including 529s must be received in  by December 22nd to be processed and included on the 2022 1098-T.  Any payments made online electronically & posted by December 31, 2022 will be included.

Purdue University is unable to provide individual tax advice, but should you have questions, please seek the counsel of an informed tax preparer or adviser.For your general reference, below is a blank sample of the 2022 Form 1098-T, that you will receive electronically via the student account in January 2023. For more information and additional resources about Form 1098-T, visit the Office of the Bursar website.

Image of 1098T

**The Office of the Bursar & ID Card Operations/Support has moved from Hovde Hall to Stewart Center Rm 194 on December 12, 2022. Please note the Office of the Bursar's official mailing address will  be: Purdue University Bursar 128 Memorial Mall, Rm 194 West Lafayette, IN 47907 

Purdue Division of Financial Aid reminds students to submit a FAFSA

To receive priority consideration for federal, state and university-based financial aid, all current and prospective students planning to attend Purdue University West Lafayette in the fall of 2023 should submit the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after Oct. 1, but no later than Purdue’s April 15, 2023, priority filing date.

Before starting the FAFSA process, each student and a parent should create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) at

“The 2023-24 FAFSA will use 2021 tax data,” said David Reseigh, assistant director of outreach services in Purdue's Division of Financial Aid. “Most students and families can use the IRS data retrieval tool (IRS DRT) to fill in the FAFSA with their already completed 2021 IRS tax information.”

Students submit the FAFSA on the Federal Student Aid website.

New-to-Purdue families should use the Division of Financial Aid Net Price Calculator to receive a financial aid package estimate that includes an estimated “net price” (estimated costs less anticipated need-based scholarship and grant aid).

Indiana families can get free FAFSA filing help from financial aid experts at one of two College Goal Sunday events, set for Nov. 6 and Feb. 26. Both events start at 2 p.m. Families can view a complete list of the participating sites around Indiana and obtain additional event information at

The Division of Financial Aid provides financial aid information to students and families through community outreach, email and online at

Now's the time to Think Summer 

According to data from the Center for Career Opportunities and Institutional Data Analytics + Assessment, students net an average of $54,000 by using summer courses to graduate one year early and $23,400 to graduate a semester early. Open registration for Summer 2023 begins on February 27.  Encourage your student to look through the list of summer classes, including over 400 fully online options, and talk with their academic advisor about registering before space fills. Questions about summer enrollment can be sent to 

 Center for Career Opportunities

The Center for Career Opportunities provides Purdue students career coaching, job search assets, and opportunities to engage with potential employers.

Steps to Leaps - Well-Being Tips

Members of the Research Collaborative for Steps to Leaps work to bring a new Well-Being Tip of the week. Set a reminder to check out a new tip each week!

Commencement Corner

As a reminder, there is a dedicated website for Purdue Commencement providing Key Dates, Ticketing Information, Parking Information and many other helpful tips as your student prepares for Commencement.

Spring Commencement Dates

Division I -- Friday, May 12, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Agriculture (undergraduate only)
  • Engineering (undergraduate only)
    • Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering (ABE)
    • Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Division II -- Friday, May 12, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. ET

  • Engineering (undergraduate only)
    • Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAE)
    • Biomedical Engineering (BE)
    • Civil Engineering (CE)
    • Chemical Engineering (CHE)
    • Construction Engineering (CNE)
    • Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EV)
    • Interdisciplinary Engineering (IDE)
    • Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Division III -- Friday, May 12, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. ET

  • Engineering (undergraduate only)
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
    • Industrial Engineering (IE)
    • Materials Engineering (MSE)

Division IV -- Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Health and Human Sciences (Undergraduate and Professional)

Division V -- Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. ET

  • Science (undergraduate only)

Division VI -- Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. ET

  • Polytechnic Institute (Undergraduate and Professional)

Division VII -- Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Veterinary Medicine (Undergraduate and Professional)
  • Pharmacy (Undergraduate and Professional)
  • Liberal Arts (undergraduate only)

Division VIII -- Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. ET

  • Management (undergraduate only)
  • Education (undergraduate only)

Division IX -- Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. ET

  • Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (all colleges/schools)

Summer Commencement Dates

Division I -- Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Division assignments to be announced

Division II -- Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. ET

  • Division assignments to be announced

Winter Commencement Dates

Division I -- Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Division assignments to be announced

Division II -- Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. ET

  • Division assignments to be announced

Division III -- Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Division assignments to be announced


February 20, Last day for grade correction for fall semester 2022

March 10, Last day to withdraw from a course with a W or WF grade or to add/modify a course with instructor, advisor and department head signatures

March 13, Schedule of classes published for Fall 2023

March 13-18, Spring Vacation

April 29, Classes End

May 1-6, Final Exams

May 6, Semester Ends

May 12-14, Commencement

2022-2023 Academic Calendar

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