Penn State goes green – tuition to go up 5.9%
Reported by Adam Clark – The Daily Collegian Online
The Penn State Board of Trustees on Friday approved a 5.9 percent increase in tuition for the 2008-09 school year, the highest increase since 2005.
Still, “our tuition increase is going to be below the average of similar institutions,” Penn State President Graham Spanier said during a presentation during Friday’s board meeting. “I’m very pleased that we were able to keep it at a reasonable level, given the very modest appropriations.”
Penn State received a 1.2 percent increase in state appropriations this year. The trustees had recommended a 6.9 percent increase in state appropriations last September.
“With the state appropriations being low, I think it’s been obvious for a number of years that Pennsylvania, as well as some other states, are moving towards a tuition-driven formula,” Vice President for University Relations Bill Mahon said. For the rest of the story, click here.