INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Southern Indiana has announced plans for a $400 tuition increase over the next two years.
The plan calls for tuition to increase by $201 during the upcoming school year to $6,898, and then by $207 the following year to $7,105.
President Linda Bennett says the proposed tuition increase is representative of the challenges faced by the school. The Evansville Courier & Press (http://bit.ly/1GKbrCu ) reports that University of Southern Indiana currently has the lowest tuition of the state’s four-year schools, and heavily relies on state funding and tuition and fees for funding.
The proposal comes as the school received a below-average increase in funding in the upcoming state budget.
Bennett says the tuition increase is needed to cover rising health care costs and provide salary increases for employees.
Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com
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