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 for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years on Thursday, May 21.

The hearing will begin at 2:00 p.m. EST in the William Morris Boardroom on the 3rd floor of the North Meridian Center at Ivy Tech’s downtown Indianapolis campus, located at 50 W. Fall Creek Parkway North Drive, Indianapolis.

The current 2014-15 in-state tuition rate is $131.15 per credit hour, the lowest in the state. The current technology fee is $60 per semester. The proposed new tuition rate would include a $2 per credit hour increase for 2015-16 and a $2 per credit hour increase for 2016-17.  The technology fee will remain at $60 per semester in 2015-16 and 2016-17. The current out-of-state rate tuition rate is $260.40 and it will increase $2 in 2015-16 and $2 in 2016-17. The current out-of-state distance education rate is $154.50 and it will increase $2 in 2015-16 and $2 in 2016-17.

Ivy Tech has annually had the lowest total in-state tuition increase of any school in the state. Since 2010-11 the Community College has increased in-state tuition by a just over $25 per credit hour.

The additional tuition will be used to continue to assist the largest student body in the state in providing the necessary resources to ensure student success. Such resources may include additional faculty to allow for more course offerings, additional academic advisors, improved technology and new classroom equipment to allow for real-time, real-world training.

Indiana residents who want to address the committee but are unable to attend the hearing may instead send written comments to William Bogard, Executive Director of Budget Management. The comments can be sent to wfbogard@ivytech.edu, or mailed to Bogard 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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