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Fri Apr 5, 2019, 02:49 AM

State System allows universities to set their own tuition rates

Starting in fall 2020, individual state-owned universities in Pennsylvania will set their own tuition in a major policy change that also gives them new freedom to decide how much financial aid to dispense and in what form.

In what leaders of the State System of Higher Education called the biggest single decision so far in a redesign begun in 2017, all 14 campuses can start establishing tuition rates two years at a time, by no later than April 30 each year, rather than the current practice of doing so in July for a single year, just weeks before the new academic year.

The second yearís figure will be tentative.

Final passage by voice vote came as the systemís board of governors met in Harrisburg. It was unanimous.

Read more: https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/04/04/State-System-of-Higher-Education-PASSHE-tuition-financial-aid-scholarships-Pennsylvania-college/stories/201904040094

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