Ivy Tech President Tom Snyder says that he’s not worried about the cost of a freeze.
Tuition would remain flat for in-state students attending IU Bloomington.
The bill would give all active duty members of the Indiana National Guard in-state tuition for undergraduate and graduate studies.
Ivy Tech's tuition increase is higher than the 2 percent the Indiana Commission for Higher Education recommended.
Indiana University's tuition increase is slightly less than the 2-percent increase the Indiana Commission for Higher Education recommended.
Ivy Tech officials say a tuition hike will help the statewide community college system make investments in areas such as more faculty and better equipment.
IU Bloomington enrollment numbers are down from last year by 50 students.
University presidents who testified Wednesday tried to prove to lawmakers that their school is working to reduce the cost of college.
Tuition increased 15 percent at four-year institutions and 11 percent at two-year colleges over the past five years, a College Board report shows.
Indiana University hoped to see a major increase in summer enrollment because of a 25-percent tuition break it announced last fall.