Board OKs Higher Tuition At Pa. State Universities

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Students at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities will pay about 3 percent more for tuition and technology fees in the coming school year following action Monday by the board of governors of the State System of Higher Education.

For in-state undergraduates, who account for about 90 percent of the 119,000 students, the increase will boost full-time tuition by $188 to $6,428 a year and raise the annual technology fee by $10 to $358.

Out-of-state undergraduates, who already pay anywhere from one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half times as much as residents, will see those rates also increase by about 3 percent. Tuition for graduate students will increase by the same proportion.

Board members cast their votes in a teleconference. They had originally planned to set tuition rates at last month's regular meeting, but postponed action pending last week's legislative approval of a state budget that holds funding for the universities at last year's level of about $413 million.

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