Board of Trustees advances plans for Purdue Moves

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (The Exponent) – For the first time since the 1972-73 academic year, students who enrolled in the fall of 2012 will graduate in a four-year period without a base increase in tuition.

“Thanks go to all members of the Purdue family – faculty, staff and alumni – who have pulled together to break the cycle of annual cost increases and establish Purdue’s commitment to keep its world-class education within the reach of all students,” said President Mitch Daniels in a press release. “It’s essential to note that our affordability efforts are proceeding side-by-side with major new investments in the excellence of our teaching and research.”

As part of the Purdue Moves initiative to make college more affordable and accessible, the Board of Trustees’ decision to approve Daniels’ request to extend the tuition freeze is aimed to increase affordability and accessibility for students. Al Diaz, the University’s treasurer and chief financial officer, said the extension is possible as long as there are “no unforeseen dramatic changes to the revenue outlook.”

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