Purdue Announces Tuition Freeze for Ninth Consecutive Year

(WEST LAFAYETTE) – Purdue University President Mitch Daniels announced on Saturday that tuition prices will not change for the 2020-2021 school year. This marks the university’s ninth consecutive year of no tuition increase.

Seven graduating classes will have earned their degrees without seeing a tuition hike.

Purdue will continue its strategy of investing in people and priority initiatives and will provide a 3% salary merit pool for West Lafayette employees for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

As total student loan debt in the United States has climbed to $1.56 trillion, with the average borrower saddled with nearly $33,000 in debt by graduation, Daniels said Purdue is making affordability and accessibility their top priorities.

More students than ever are seeking a Purdue degree — more than 55,000 applied for admission for fall 2020, and the current enrollment is 44,500.

Information FOX59 News.