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Purdue Budget Discussions Today

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The Executive Committee of the Purdue Board of Trustees is accepting public comment on the proposed general fund budget. The hearing today at 2:30 p.m. in the Stewart Center on the West Lafayette campus includes input on the proposed tuition freeze and student fees for next year.  President Mitch Daniels says by holding tuition steady and decreasing the cost of a meal plan, some Boilermakers will pay less.

The general fund budget for the West Lafayette campus is a little more than one-Billion dollars. That’s a roughly two-percent increase from the current year, which Daniels says is mainly due to higher energy and healthcare costs.

Students at Purdue’s regional campuses — including Purdue University Calumet and Purdue North Central — will see a two-percent increase in tuition and fees next year, if the plan is approved.

The full operating budget is not finalized yet. Trustees are expected to vote on that in September.


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