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Updated: Monday, 13 Jul 2009, 10:19 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 13 Jul 2009, 10:14 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) - 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% and held its public meeting Monday in West Lafayette. Indiana University has proposed a rate hike of 4.6% next year at its main campus, and has scheduled its meeting Thursday (July 16) in Indianapolis.
A complete list of tuition meetings is available at: