Daniels discusses long-term impact of tuition freeze

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue students are looking forward to another year of frozen tuition, but is it something that will become a part of Mitch Daniels’ legacy as Purdue president?

Daniels said that’s for others to judge and believes the freeze is another step toward Purdue’s goals of affordability and accessibility.

On Monday, it was announced that tuition would be frozen for the sixth year in a row.

Tuition will stay at 2012 rates and room and board will also be either the same or lower.

Daniels said it’s proven to be a wise choice for Purdue because it has made the university increasingly attractive to students.

“In addition to all the other reasons that this a great place to go to school, students out there and applicants know this is a place that’s going to try to keep their costs under control,” said Daniels. “That’s what I think that matters. Not how it’s remembered, but how it’s serving our students today and our university as an institution.”

As News 18 previously reported, in-state students will continue to pay about $10,000, out-of-state students about $28,000 and international students around $30,000.