Tuition increase approved for Pennsylvania state colleges and universities


    The Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Board of Governors has approved a tuition increase for the 2018-2019 school year.

    The $112-a-semester increase is the second smallest increase in more than a decade, according to PASSHE.

    According to a statement from PASSHE, the tuition increase will help offset a portion of a projected $49.2 million budget deficit.

    However, an additional $20 million in budget reductions by PASSHE universities will still be necessary.

    The State System will receive $468 million in funding from the Commonwealth this year, an increase of $15 million from what it received in 2017-18, according to PASSHE.

    In a statement, Board of Governors Chairwoman Cynthia D. Shapira said, “The increased investment from the Commonwealth—for which we are greatly appreciative to both the governor and the legislature—combined with the extraordinary efforts of the universities to control their costs will help us to continue to provide great value across the State System as we prepare students for success in their careers and their lives."

    Bloomsburg University, California University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney University, Clarion University University, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University, Lock Haven University, Mansfield University, Millersville University, Shippensburg University, Slippery Rock University, and West Chester University will all be impacted by the tuition increase.

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