Colleges schedule public hearings on tuition hikes-WEB ONLY

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Indiana’s higher education commissioner is urging college students and their parents to attend public meetings about next year’s tuition rates.

Colleges and universities hold public meetings on proposed tuition rates before their boards vote on the final numbers. Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers says the meetings are a chance for parents and students to tell schools how the tuition and fees will affect them.
Purdue University has suggested raising tuition 5 percent and is holding its public meeting today in West Lafayette.

Purdue officials also plan to start adding a $500 surcharge to the tuition of new out-of-state students this year and all new students next year.

Indiana University has proposed a rate hike of 4.6 percent this year and 4.8 percent next year at its main campus. It has scheduled its meeting Thursday in Indianapolis. Tuition at IU’s regional campuses could go up 4.4 percent this year and 4.6 percent next year.

Ball State University is proposing a tuition-and-fees increase of about 4.2 percent for the coming school year. It’s meeting is July 20.

Ivy Tech Community College is proposing tuition increases of about 4.9 percent in each of the next two years at its 23 campuses around the state. Its meeting is Thursday.

A schedule for public hearings can be found at

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