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Purdue plans to increase tuition at Fort Wayne campus

May 16, 2019

Purdue University plans to increase tuition at the Fort Wayne campus in each of the next two years, and anyone wanting to comment on the hikes may soon have their say, the university announced Thursday.

A public hearing is set for 11 a.m. May 29 on the West Lafayette campus, with videoconferencing available in Room 176 of the Science Building at Purdue University Fort Wayne.

A 1.65% per year tuition increase is planned for Fort Wayne in 2019-20 and 2020-21, according to a news release.

The proposed general undergraduate rate for residents is 8,730 in fall 2020. For nonresidents, the proposed rates are 20,961, respectively, according to Purdue.

The rates are for the full academic year and based on 15 credit hours per semester for undergraduates, Purdue said.

The same percentage increase is also proposed for Purdue Northwest, according to a news release.

The tuition hikes will fund the operating budget, which includes salaries and benefits, scholarships, supplies, services and repairs, the release said.

Visit www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2019/Q2/Tuition-and-Fees-2019-and-2020.pdf for a summary of the fee proposal, which includes different rates for graduate students and some programs.

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