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.