Pa. Finance Committee seeks 3 percent tuition hike at state universities

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Students at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities are looking at a likely 3 percent increase in tuition for the coming school year.

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors will be asked to ratify the tuition hike at its quarterly meeting Tuesday, defining what some members called the students' part in closing a $77 million shortfall in its operating budgets.

The proposal was unveiled at a Finance Committee meeting today.

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