Ivy Tech Community College schedules tuition hearing

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College will conduct a public hearing regarding the setting of student fees on Thursday, July 16, in Indianapolis.

The hearing will begin at 8 a.m. in the 4th Floor Auditorium in the North Meridian Center on Ivy Tech’s downtown Indianapolis campus, located at 50 W. Fall Creek Parkway North Drive.

The current 2008-09 in-state student tuition rate is $95.00 per credit hour with a $40 per semester technology fee. Proposed rates are $99.65 per credit hour and a $50 per semester technology fee for the 2009-10 academic year and $104.55 per credit hour and a $60 per semester technology fee for the 2010-2011 academic year. The cost for full-time students taking 15 credit hours will increase by $79.75 per semester in 2009-10 and by $83.50 per semester in 2010-11.

Revenue from these increases will be used to serve additional students, hire additional full-time faculty, add financial aid and student services staff, pay for higher utilities and maintenance costs for existing facilities, pay costs associated with opening new facilities, increase institutional financial aid, and for information technology needs.

Indiana residents who want to address the committee but are unable to attend the hearing may instead send written comments to Bob Holmes, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer of the College. The comments can be sent to bholmes@ivytech.edu, or mailed to Holmes at Ivy Tech Community College, 50 W. Fall Creek Pkwy North Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46208.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 130,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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