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Butler University to freeze tuition for 2021-22 year to help students impacted by pandemic

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 11:43:24-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Butler University announced Thursday it would not raise the price of tuition for the 2021-22 academic year due to the financial impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on students.

“Many of our current and incoming students and their families have been impacted financially by the pandemic, and it is my hope that, by freezing tuition, we can help ease their burden,” Butler President James Danko stated in a release. “I am pleased that we can provide some stability to our students and their families during this very uncertain period.”

According to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), undergraduate tuition and fees came to $42,360 during the 2019-20 academic year at Butler.

“The decisions to freeze tuition for students and families is indicative of the confidence I have in Butler’s current position and long-term future,” Danko said.

Danko stated that Butler had "significant budget adjustments" when that pandemic started last March, allowing the institution to maintain "the university’s financial stability."

“The decisions to freeze tuition for students and families is indicative of the confidence I have in Butler’s current position and long-term future,” Danko said. “I am deeply appreciative of our faculty and staff, in particular, for their extraordinary work and personal sacrifices to carry out the university’s mission and support our students.”

Butler started the spring semester on Jan. 25. The university says most of its students chose to live on campus and in-person instruction.

Purdue University is another Indiana college that announced it would freeze its tuition this school year, which it's done since 2013. Purdue

The tuition on the West Lafayette campus will remain frozen at 2012-13 levels through at least 2022-23, which means base undergraduate tuition will stay at $9,992 per year for Indiana residents and $28,794 for out-of-state students for the next two years.