Updated: Thursday, 02 Jul 2009, 9:41 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 02 Jul 2009, 9:41 PM EDT
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Purdue University is proposing to raise tuition for in-state students by 5 percent in each of the next two years.
Nonresident students would pay 6 percent more in tuition under the proposal announced Thursday.
A public hearing on the tuition increases that would be paid by students attending any of Purdue's campuses is set for July 13. Trustees would then vote on the proposed increases.
Purdue officials say the university was given an apparent flatline in appropriations from the newly enacted state budget, but says 8 percent of the money is in one-time federal stimulus dollars.
Purdue President France Cordova says Purdue still has critical needs that are substantially underfunded.
Indiana University plans to announce its proposed new tuition