Temple Tuition Goes Up 10 Percent For Pa. Students

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Temple University is hiking annual tuition this fall by about 10 percent -- or nearly $1,200 -- to make up for recently approved deep cuts in state education aid, school officials announced Friday.

The Philadelphia institution is the first of four state-related universities to set its rates following Thursday's adoption of the state budget, which reduces aid to the campuses by 19 percent. Tuition costs are still in flux at Penn State, Lincoln and the University of Pittsburgh.

Temple students from Pennsylvania will pay $13,006 in the coming school year, up from $11,834. Out-of-state residents will see their bills rise about the same amount, from $21,662 to $22,832, though their overall increase is only 5.4 percent.

Gov. Tom Corbett had originally planned cuts of more than 50 percent to the four universities, which receive state support but are not under direct state control. He said the reductions were needed to help balance a multibillion spending gap.

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