• Petitioned Purdue University - West Lafayette

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Purdue University President
Purdue University - West Lafayette
Purdue University Dean of International Programs
Michael Brzezinski
Purdue University Spokesperson
Norberg, Jeanne
Associate Dean of International Programs
Joe Potts
Purdue University Independent Student Newspaper
Purdue Exponent

No More Tuition Increase

    1. Petition by

      Purdue University Students United

Purdue University - West Lafayette has recently announced to raise international student fees from $1000USD to $2000USD next semester. This is an outrageous decision and the fee will deeply impact students and their families.

Many students (and even in-state students) are extremely financially strapped as students, their families and even extended families (grandparents) pull money from even retirement funds and make ends meet by even cutting down on very necessary academic and living expenses such as textbooks, food and heat during long, cold winter season. Many students are borrowing on loans, with debt that haunt them for even years after graduation. How will students and families be able to cope? Enough is enough.

We strongly denounce such outrageous decision that the university has made to increase tuition as we believe it will not increase accessibility of resources to students. We urge that the university should remember to support students by reducing bureaucracy and eliminating wasteful spending.

Thank you.

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    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jesumyomikun Olasubulumi WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm an International and my parents are really struggling to afford the fees as it is.

    • Tejasvi Parupudi S V R V WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      The tuition fee is already high and I don't think higher education should be so costly- because International students mostly come on loans and most ties find it difficult to secure financial aid- also because the conversion of a dollar in the local currency of International students is a lot so please leave the tuition as such without any increase.

    • Rodrigo Ferraz de Andrade WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      International students do the same job and have the same classes as the others. Doubling our fee is tantamount to lowering our pay, and it is hard for me to believe that there is a good reason for them to do it other than they can, and that they want/need more money.

      I'd like to know what has happened that made the cost of an international student double?

    • Yan Linwood WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
      • over 2 years ago


    • Fizza Haider WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm already struggling to arrange finances for myself and it will be impossible for me to complete the degree if fees are raised at this rate. The university needs to think about whether or not it is providing enough benefits to international students to justify the increase. We living in residence halls are forced to move out during winters evenif we aren't going back home. during other breaks when we are allowed to stay in the dorms, the dining halls are closed down. No one thinks about how the international students manage during these times. Not everyone has family and friends nearby to provide them with living space while the dorms are closed. Neither is it economical to eat from restaurants for an entire week. We're already having to incur many additional expenses as it is. I strongly oppose any further fee raises!


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