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Purdue President Mitch Daniels on tuition freeze plan

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Purdue University

Purdue President Mitch Daniels is giving more details about a proposal to freeze tuition and most fees. His plan would affect students on the West Lafayette campus the next two years.

Daniels says an increase would have added about $40 million in revenue, which he says the university can manage to do without. He says the plan may even enhance to university’s core mission of teaching and research.

Daniels says no one should assume the worst over the budget impact of a proposed tuition freeze, but he expects every unit on campus will keep spending in-line to make it happen

He does not expect across-the-board budget cuts to manage the impact of the freeze, but hopes to find a more strategic way to bring down spending and still preserve the core mission of the university.

The Board of Trustees must still vote on the plan, likely at its meeting in May.

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