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Tuition Going Up At Pa. State System Schools

For a typical in-state student, tuition, fees and room and board will be about $18,500 for the 2014-15 school year.

West Chester is one of the 14 schools where tuition is going up. (Patch file photo)
West Chester is one of the 14 schools where tuition is going up. (Patch file photo)
Tuition at the 14 universities that make up the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education will be going up.

The tuition hike will be about 3 percent, the Board of Governors said. For a typical in-state student, tuition, fees and room and board will be about $18,500 for the 2014-15 school year.

The board governing the universities approved the tuition increase at a meeting Tuesday.

"The 2014-15 state budget passed by the Legislature last week and awaiting Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature includes about $412.7 million for the State System, the same amount it has received each year since 2011-12, and about $90 million less than the System received in combined state and federal funds in 2010-11," the Board of Governors said in a statement.

The 14 schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education are Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester.

Ninety percent of the students at the 14 schools are from Pennsylvania.


fran ginsy July 10, 2014 at 09:07 AM
This continued increase is insane, college is already unaffordable to the average family, especially with multiple kids going at once. It is unacceptable that 4 years of school equates to 10 or 15 years of debt, especially when many grads are unable to find employment with a decent wage/salary. This country gives,gives,gives to all the foreigners, illegals, criminals and lets decent, hardworking families with good kids struggle to pay for college.

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