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IU Trustees Vote On Tuition Decrease

The two summer sessions currently account for the smallest periods of enroll for the university.  Trustees and administrators say they are hoping to see substantial increases in the number of students deciding to stay in class between semesters.

StateImpact worked with WFIU colleague Kat Carlton on this story about tuition decreases at Indiana University… Indiana University is lowering summer school tuition under a plan the Board of Trustees approved Friday. The school came under pressure from the state Commission for Higher Education to decrease costs for students after a recent round of tuition increases. […]

IU Announces Tuition Cuts For Summer Courses

Ten days ago, it was Indiana State University announcing cutbacks in tuition. Monday, Indiana University followed suit. IU president Michael McRobbie announced the school would cut back summer school tuition 25 percent for undergraduates with Indiana residency. Out-of-state undergraduates would receive an equivalent tuition cut. The potential savings? From the university release: For those students […]

IU President Says State Funding The Biggest Challenge Facing University

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie says state funding is one of the biggest concerns facing IU.   During his annual, “State of the University” address, he said state support has dropped by 30 percent over the last few years.  McRobbie says if this trend continues, the state’s contribution to the university will fall to less than […]

Indiana's School Vouchers Cover Tuition For Parents Who Can Pay On Their Own

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Among the biggest beneficiaries of Indiana’s expansive new voucher program are the parents who could have paid to send their kids to private school anyway. Jeanetta White’s four foster kids went to public school last year. By this summer, she was fed up. White, 54, wanted to enroll them in private school — and she […]

More Bad News About Tuition

Leave it to the Wall Street Journal to come up with a story about personal finance and tuition. With freshman orientation right around the corner, many college students and their parents are about to get a surprise that could derail years of careful financial planning: last-minute tuition increases and cuts to financial aid packages promised […]

Meet The Board Behind Tuition Increases

Click here to view a yearbook-style ‘who’s-who’ on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. In Indiana, there is a powerful 14 member panel that’s responsible for recommending tuition whose members you may not have heard of. The commission is not officially political, but as gubernatorial appointees, they often show loyalty to Republican Governor Mitch Daniels, […]

Purdue North Central Attendance Costs Jump 69 Percent In Three Years

Purdue University’s North Central Campus in Westville, Ind., came in at number six on a list of colleges whose costs of attendance have increased the most over the past few years. The list is part of a site the U.S. Department of Education launched Thursday as part of an effort to make data about student and […]

As Indiana Tuition Increases, So Does Student Debt

In case you missed this tidbit on Friday’s Noon Edition on WFIU: For the first time, student debt due to higher education costs is higher than credit card debt at $829 billion, and this year’s graduating class is the most indebted class ever, according to Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “This is not […]

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