Ind. (AP) - Purdue University plans to extend a tuition freeze it imposed in
2013 into a seventh year.
Mitch Daniels announced Thursday the school intends to hold tuition levels
constant through the 2019-20 academic year on the West Lafayette campus.
That will mean
students there will continue paying nearly the same in tuition and fees as
students did in 2012-13 and that five graduating classes will have earned
Purdue degrees without ever facing a tuition increase.
Tuition and fees at
the campus are about $10,000 for Indiana residents, $29,000 for nonresidents
and $31,000 for international students.
Purdue says the
tuition freeze and other steps have helped reduce student debt. The school
says a record 59 percent of Purdue's West Lafayette undergraduates graduated
debt-free in the 2016-17 academic year.