Purdue president wants another tuition freeze

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels wants to extend the West Lafayette campus' tuition freeze for at least one more year.

Daniels says in a message posted Tuesday on Purdue's website that he plans to ask Purdue's trustees this spring to extend the tuition freeze for a third year. He announced a two-year tuition freeze last March. It keeps in-state tuition at about $10,000 a year for 10,000 students on the main campus.

Daniels says the school trustees' May approval of the tuition freeze plan broke Purdue's 36-year string of tuition hikes and was followed by student meal cost reductions.

He says those and other cost-reduction steps are part of a push to "base Purdue's reputation on the proven excellence of its faculty and graduates, not on its sticker price."

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