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Penn State budget includes no in-state tuition increase

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 17, 2015 2:58 PM
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(Monaca) -- Penn State will keep tuition the same for the university's in-state undergraduates in the upcoming school year, and the school says it's the first time in 49 years there's been no annual increase. 

The proposal was unveiled and approved today at the university's board of trustees meeting at Penn State's Beaver campus. It keeps annual tuition at about $16,570.

The $504 student information technology also will remain flat for the first time in 20 years.

Non-Pennsylvania resident tuition will rise by 2.8 percent on average, generating another $18 million for the school.

Barron says keeping in-state student tuition flat for the upcoming school year will require $17 million in cuts that he hasn't identified yet in the school's $4.9 billion budget.

An earlier story is below:

Penn State President Eric Barron is proposing a budget without a tuition increase for the university's in-state undergraduates in the upcoming school year, the first time that's happened in 49 years. 

The proposal unveiled still requires approval from the university's board of trustees.

It would keep annual tuition at about $16,570.

The $504 student information technology also would remain flat under the proposal for the first time in 20 years.

Non-Pennsylvania resident tuition under the proposal would rise by 2.8 percent on average, generating another 18 million for the school.

Barron says keeping in-state student tuition flat for the upcoming school year will require $17 million in cuts that he hasn't identified yet in the school's $4.9 billion proposed budget.

The original story:

Penn State President Eric Barron is proposing a budget without a tuition increase for the university's in-state undergraduates in the upcoming school year.

The proposal floated todaystill required approval from the university's board of trustees meeting at Penn State's Beaver campus.

The information technology fee for students also would remain flat under the proposal.

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