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Last modified: Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tuition hearing campus locations announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Teleconference locations have been announced at all Indiana University campuses for the May 21 Indiana University Board of Trustees public hearing to hear student and public comment on proposed tuition and mandatory fee increases for the next two academic years.

The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union on the Bloomington campus.

The hearing will be broadcast to teleconference sites at IUPUI and all regional campuses. Here are the teleconference sites:

  • Indianapolis, IUPUI: Education and Social Work Building, Room 2132
  • Columbus, IUPUC: Main Building, Room 2219
  • Richmond, IU East: Whitewater, Room 213
  • Fort Wayne, IPFW: Kettler Hall, Room 119
  • Kokomo, IUK: Main Building, Room 214
  • Gary, IUN: Hawthorn Hall, Room 318
  • South Bend, IUSB: Northside Hall, Room 038
  • New Albany, IUS: Hillside Hall, Room 102

Individuals wishing to watch the proceedings or participate during the public comment section may do so from any site. Additional information about the forum can be accessed at http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/5643.html.

IU officials will outline proposed tuition and fee rates for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years and describe how these additional revenues will be used to maintain and improve academic quality.

Also, Roger Thompson, vice provost for enrollment management, will outline new and expanded student aid programs that will help IU Bloomington students from low- and moderate-income families.

Following the hearing, trustees will convene at 1 p.m. in the same location to deliberate on the proposed tuition and fee rates and are expected to take action.

The IU administration is recommending a 5 percent increase in tuition and required fees in each of the next two years for in-state undergraduate students at all campuses. Additionally, undergraduate students in business, music, nursing and art and design programs may see new or increased program fees to defray the higher instructional costs inherent in those programs.

To see the proposed percentage rate increases for 2007-08 and 2008-09 for each IU campus, go to the two charts at the following link: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/pub/libs/images/usr/2987_h.pdf.