Public hearing on Purdue budget, tuition and fees

May 21, 2013

The Executive Committee of the Purdue Board of Trustees is accepting public comment on the proposed general fund budget. The hearing Wednesday includes comments on the proposed tuition freeze and student fees.

President Mitch Daniels says by holding tuition steady and decreasing the cost of a meal plan, some Boilermakers will pay less.

"I'm very excited about this. I don't know how many universities in the country will be able to say that students are attending in fall of '13 for less money than they attended in the spring '13, but we're one."

IN House GOP budget passes first vote

Feb 19, 2013

Indiana’s budget bill is headed to the House floor after undergoing a minor makeover in the Ways and Means committee Tuesday.

The panel considered majority and minority party amendments, making several small changes.  Those include $7 million more in K through 12 education funding to fix an error in the formula and more money for the state’s Clean Water program.  The committee voted 15 to 7 to pass the budget, with seven Democrats on Ways and Means voting against it.

Purdue to ask state for slight increase in budget

Aug 23, 2012

Purdue will submit its budget request to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) in two weeks.

Administrators are using the numbers the commission provided, which are based on a Performance Funding Formula. That system rewards public universities for such things as overall degree completion and on-time graduation rates.

Executive Vice President and Treasurer Al Diaz says Purdue is requesting $313.4 million in operating funds from the state. That’s less than half a percent increase from this year’s appropriation.

Tippecanoe County is again facing potential cutbacks.

Auditor Jennifer Weston is projecting 2013 revenue of just over $38-million, but believes that will fall short of expenditures.