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USI Seeking $83 Million for Renovations


University says increased meal costs will be offset by reduced housing costs

USI’s Board of Trustees has approved a capital spending plan and a “net zero” plan for some student fees. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The University is seeking $83 million for renovation and rehabilitation projects in 2023-to-2025, including the Health Professions Center and the Wright Administration Building.

USI says the renovations will include updates to classrooms, student study spaces, technology infrastructure, teaching labs, and expanded simulation training.

The Board also approved housing and meal plan rates for the 2023-24 school year.

Due to increases in food costs, meal plans will rise by $96 per semester. But the University will reduce housing rates by the same amount to provide a net zero increase for students using university housing and standard meal plans.

The Capital Improvement Budget Request will be presented to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the State Budget Committee, and later before the fiscal committees of the Indiana General Assembly during the 2023 Legislative Session.