Purdue University tuition freeze to remain in place despite pandemic

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Purdue University announced this week it will continue its tuition freeze through at least the 2022-2023 academic year.

The extension will mean 10 years without a tuition increase at the university.

President Mitch Daniels announced that the university would not increase tuition in spring 2013, shortly after he became the 12th president of Purdue University. Before that, Purdue tuition had increased every year since 1976.

“We said very early on that we believe strongly that our students and their families deserve a high-value education that they can afford and that we will fit our spending to their budgets — not the other way around. Purdue is a national leader in the value of its degrees, and we intend to increase that value further,” Daniels said. “Our story remains the same. As long as we are balancing our operating budget, growing our faculty, and investing in necessary projects, we see no good reason to charge our students more. Our commitment to affordability has helped save families millions of dollars and, coupled with prioritizing our investments, we continue to believe that Purdue is delivering higher education at the highest proven value.”

Base undergraduate tuition will remain at $9,992 per year for in-state students and $28,794 for out-of-state students through 2022-2023.

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