State University Students Get 7.5 Percent Tuition Hike, Higher Fees

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Students attending one of the state's 14 universities, including Millersville, will have a significant tuition hike this fall.

The board of governors for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education approved a 7.5 percent tuition increase, or $436 per year for an in-state undergraduate student, for the 2011-12 school year.

That would make next year's tuition about $6,240.

Board members said before the vote the increase is much higher than in recent years where it's been more in line with a cost-of-living increase.

But with an 18 percent reduction in state funding, according to the final state budget awaiting Gov. Tom Corbett's signature, it was unavoidable. 

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