Tuition increases nearly $200


Tipping is a subject that is widely debated in many parts of the world. Especially who should be paying for the service.

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors approved a $194 tuition increase for the 2013-14 academic year for a new rate of $6,622 per year for full-time resident undergraduate students before added fees.

That means $97 more per semester. The increase comes after a $436 increase in 2011 and a $188 increase in 2012.

PASSHE will receive $412.8 million in state funding this year, the same amount it received in 2012-13, which covers about a quarter of PASSHE’s operating costs.

Some of those costs including salaries, pension contributions, healthcare, and utilities are expected to increase this year.

PASSHE also approved new tuition rates for resident graduate students and all non-resident students.
The resident graduate tuition rate in 2013-14 will be $442 per credit, an increase of $13. Nonresident graduate tuition will increase by $19 per credit to $663. Full-time, undergraduate tuition for non-resident students will range from $9,934 to $16,556. All of the increases average approximately 3 percent.

The tuition technology fee will increase from $179 to $184 per semester. That comes out to $368 for the full academic year for full-time resident undergraduate students. For full-time non-resident undergraduate students it increases $8 to $279 per semester, or $558 for a full year.

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