Updated: Thursday, 09 Jul 2009, 9:23 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 09 Jul 2009, 9:23 PM EDT
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Tuition at Indiana University's law school in Bloomington could go up nearly 25 percent and other graduate programs might see double-digit increases as well.
The proposed increase for the Maurer School of Law would see in-state tuition grow to $24,000 a year.
Law school Dean Lauren Robel blames the hike on a downturn in the school's endowment, a lack of state funding increases and growing expenses.
Law student Tim Flowers of Cicero told The Indianapolis Star that he understands the school's goal of becoming prestigious means higher costs.
Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for IU's law school in Indianapolis says tuition there is expected to increase about 8 percent.
IU also plans to increase graduate tuition for business programs by 15.4 percent and education by 7.9 percent.
The proposed undergraduate increase is 4.6 percent.