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Last modified: Thursday, March 18, 2004

IU public tuition forum set for March 23

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University Board of Trustees is providing several options for public participation in a statewide forum on undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees next week on the IUPUI campus.

The board will convene Tuesday (March 23) from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 137 of the IUPUI Conference Center. Trustees will receive preliminary information about proposed tuition and fees for the 2004-05 academic year, then take comments and questions from participants throughout the state.

"It is important that we help our parents, students and others better understand how the costs of operating Indiana University impact tuition rates and how we strive to maintain accessibility, quality and affordability," said Fred Eichhorn Jr., president of the board. "We also believe it is imperative that we provide those interested in Indiana University and higher education with the opportunity to give us their input before we establish our tuition and fee rates for the next academic year."

The trustees are expected to act on 2004-05 tuition and mandatory fees at their April 2 meeting.

The public may participate:

  • in person at the IUPUI Conference Center in Room 137.
  • through live stream available at
  • by submitting questions or comments for trustees in advance or during the forum via e-mail. Go to to submit a question. Questions will be presented to the trustees during the forum.
  • via video and teleconference at IU campuses.

The chancellor from each campus will be in attendance at these locations.

  • IU Bloomington -- School of Education 2140
  • IU East -- Whitewater Hall 132
  • IPFW Fort Wayne -- Kettler Hall G22
  • IU Kokomo -- Kresge Auditorium
  • IU Northwest -- Hawthorn Hall 105
  • IU South Bend -- Northside 038
  • IU Southeast -- Hillside Hall 102

More information about the forum is available on the Indiana University Web site at

IU trustees announced on Feb. 27 that they would conduct a public forum to provide an opportunity for parents, students and others to learn more about how resources and costs affect the university's tuition rates and to gather input in an effort to make the rate-setting process more transparent.