Purdue University Trustees to Consider Fourth Tuition Freeze

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP): Purdue University officials are considering whether to endorse a tuition freeze for the fourth consecutive year and increase merit pay by 3.5 percent for employees at the West Lafayette campus.
 
School president Mitch Daniels says that the Board of Trustees is expected to make a decision this week. He says trustees also will discuss increasing entry-level wages to $10 an hour for full-time clerical and service staff.
 
Although the senate has questioned whether another tuition freeze is possible on top of the proposed pay raises, Daniels says the budget proves it's a sustainable move.
 
With the tuition freeze, Indiana residents pay just over $10,000 and out-of-state students pay just over $28,800.
 
Purdue currently is on its second year of the tuition freeze.