ISU approves tuition increase, announces there will be no COVID-19 vaccination requirement

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A 1.4 percent tuition increase for Indiana State University students was approved Friday during a meeting of the ISU Board of Trustees; ISU President Deborah Curtis also presented the university’s new COVID-19 guidelines during the meeting.

For full-time undergraduate students, in-state tuition will increase $66 a semester in 2021-2022 and $67 a semester the following year. The university is committed to limiting tuition increases to be no higher than the Consumer Price Index for the Midwest, a Friday news release said.

The vote on tuition increase was a part of the board’s meeting to approve a new university budget. During the Friday meeting, they confirmed a $174 million budget for the 2021-22 school year.

“We’re pleased to present a balanced budget while continuing Indiana State University’s history of affordable tuition and high-quality education,” Curtis said.

Curtis also presented the university’s updated health and public safety guidelines, which will not include a vaccination requirement for students, to the board. However, the university is strongly encouraging all students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated.

Additionally, the university will be asking for voluntary proof of vaccination from students and employees to be submitted online. Employees can expect to hear from ISU about this around July 1 while students will be notified around August 1.

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