Ivy Tech Community College Schedules Tuition Hearing

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College will conduct a public hearing regarding the setting of tuition and student fees on Wednesday, June 1, in Indianapolis.

The hearing will begin at 3 p.m. in the 4th Floor Auditorium in the North Meridian Center at Ivy Tech’s downtown Indianapolis campus, located at 50 W. Fall Creek Parkway North Drive.

The current 2010-11 in-state tuition rate is $104.55, per credit hour and the technology fee is $60 per semester. The proposed tuition rate is $107.80 per credit hour in 2011-12 and $111.15 per credit hour in 2012-13. The technology fee will remain at $60 per semester in 2011-12 and 2012-13.

In 2011-12, the total increase is $48.75 per semester for a full-time student taking 15 credit hours. The following year, the increase is $50.25 per semester for a full-time student. The average Ivy Tech student taking eight credit hours per semester will pay $26.00 more per semester in 2011-12 and $26.80 more in 2012-13. This is a three percent increase for a full-time student for each year of the biennium and slightly less for a part-time student.  The proposed rates are within the guidelines passed by the Commission for Higher Education at its May 13 meeting.

In addition, beginning in 2011-12, students in the Licensed Practical Nursing program will pay a program fee of $62.50 per semester. Students in the Nursing and Dental Hygiene programs currently pay that program fee.

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.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students 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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