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Purdue to put nix on tuition hikes for 2 years

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Purdue University is freezing its tuition costs for the next two years in response to the nation's lingering weak economy.

The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports the freeze means the cost of basic in-state tuition at Purdue will remain about $10,000 until the end of the 2014-15 school year. Purdue President Mitch Daniels was scheduled to announce the move Friday, but some details were released Thursday.

Under the freeze, the current base tuition for Indiana and out-of-state students on the West Lafayette campus will remain unchanged for two years.

Daniels said in a statement that "in this period of national economic stagnation, it's time for us to hit the pause button on tuition increases."

He says Purdue's students and their families "deserve a high-value education that they can afford."

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  • Not just Purdue
    There is a national trend to lower tuition costs. It's good for parents and students and Daniels can say he's being benevolent, but it is much bigger than Purdue... http://www.regriding.com/2013/03/college-tuition-about-to-plunge.html
  • Agreed
    My sentiments exactly. Mitch just "sequestered" tuition for two years! It's not a cut, just a reduction (to zero) on increases. I'm waiting for the outcry from all the Mitch bashers out there. My son graduated from Purdue two years ago and my wife and I are both Purdue grads. We couldn't be happier to see the gifts rolling in while keeping tuition flat. Now...if Mitch would just fire that worthless Athletic Director Morgan Burke...
  • More To Come
    As a graduate of Purdue, and as a parent that hopes to send my son to this wonderful institution within the next few years, I applaud the early efforts from Mitch Daniels. I can not wait to see what other positive and signifanct impact he has on the school over the next few years. Excellent choice by the board to hire Mitch. To have the guts to make the tough decsion with all the naysayers out there. I will be interested to see how the anti Mitch contingent try to spin this one. Call it cronnyism or whatever you want, the guy makes good decisions and would have made a great US President.

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