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VU President Calls Proposed Tuition/Fee Hikes "Fair & Modest"

No one spoke against a proposed hike in tuition and fees at Vincennes University during a public hearing on Friday.

VU President Dick Helton called the increase for the next two academic years “fair and modest.”

Under the proposal, VU would raise tuition and fees $4.60 per credit hour in 2013-2014 and $5.20 per credit hour in 2014-15.

If the Board approves the proposal, tuition and fees for full-time, in-state students would increase by 2.8% to $5,022 in the 2013-2014 academic year.

For the 2014-15 school year, tuition and fees would increase another 3.1 percent to $5,178.

Currently students pay $4,884.

In May, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education recommended the state’s colleges limit tuition increases to no more than 2-percent per year over the next biennium.

Helton says the increase is needed to cover various rising operational costs.

The proposed tuition plan will be considered by the Board of Trustees on June 26th.

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