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Last modified: Monday, July 6, 2009

IU Trustees set July 16 public hearing on tuition rate increases

July 6, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, July 16, to hear student and public comment on proposed tuition and fees to be set for all IU campuses for the next two academic years.

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The hearing will get under way at 10 a.m. in Room 405 of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis.

The public will also be able to view the proceedings live on the Internet at

IU officials will outline proposed tuition and fee rates for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years and describe how these additional revenues will be used to maintain and improve academic quality.

Members of the public will be able to pose questions during the hearing at a phone number and e-mail address to be announced. Questions and comments also may be submitted in advance by e-mail at

Following the hearing, trustees will convene at 11 a.m. in the same location to deliberate. Trustees are expected to approve a proposed tuition and fee rate schedule for 2009-10 and 2010-11 and a budget plan for 2009-10.

IU President Michael A. McRobbie is recommending in-state undergraduate tuition and fee increases of 4.6 percent this year and 4.8 percent next year at IU Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. At IU's five regional campuses, in-state undergraduate tuition would go up 4.4 and 4.6 percent respectively in the next two years.

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.

Funding from the increases will be used for a variety of purposes, including operational cost increases, the need to offset expected budget cuts in two years, and to cover increases in the cost of energy, additional repair and rehabilitation needs, health care and fire and casualty insurance.

Most in-state undergraduate students at the Bloomington campus would see an increase of $382 for 2009-10, and would pay $8,613 for the academic year. Most full-time in-state students at IUPUI would see an increase of $332 and pay $7,523 for the year. A schedule of proposed percentage rate increases for each campus can be viewed at at

Proposed increases for graduate and professional programs vary from campus to campus.

Future physicians training at the IU School of Medicine would pay 2.5 percent more in tuition and fees in 2009-10 and 4 percent more in 2010-11. At the Maurer School of Law, in-state tuition would go up 24.5 percent and 8.1 percent respectively in the next two years. At the IU School of Law-Indianapolis, in-state tuition would increase 8.1 percent and 9.6 percent. In-state students at the IU School of Nursing would see an increase of 1.3 percent in 2009-10 and 2.2 percent in 2010-11.