The state’s largest post-secondary institution is holding a public hearing on a possible tuition increase.

Ivy Tech’s the current 2016-17 in-state tuition rate is $135.15 per credit hour, the lowest in the state. The current technology fee is $60 per semester. The proposed new tuition rate would include a$2.70 per credit hour increase for 2017-18 and a $2.76 per credit hour increase for 2018-19. The technology fee will increase by $15 per semester starting in fall 2018.   This marks the first such technology fee increase at Ivy Tech since 2010.

This could raise a full-time student’s, who is taking 15 hours, tuition by $100 per semester.

A spokesman says the additional tuition will be used to further assist the largest student body in the state by providing the necessary resources to improve student outcomes, enhance workforce alignment and increase the completion of more degrees and certificates. This includes, but is not limited to, new and expanded high-wage, high-demand workforce degrees and certificates, additional advising and career coaching opportunities, faculty development, improved student-focused technology and new classroom equipment to allow for real-time, real-world training.

The additional technology fee will allow the Community College to increase access for students and expand resources to better engage with students in an ever-changing environment. This includes the development of new technology-driven tools which provide streamlined, effective communications to improve the student experience of our working adult students, which now encompass nearly 70 percent of the student body

The hearing will be at 9 a.m. EST in the William Morris Boardroom on the third floor of the North Meridian Center at Ivy Tech’s Downtown Indianapolis Campus, located at 50 W. Fall Creek Parkway North Drive, Indianapolis.

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, or mailed to Bogard at Ivy Tech Community College, 50 W. Fall Creek Pkwy North Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46208.