TEMPLE University announced yesterday that tuition for undergraduate students will increase by 3.7 percent starting this fall.
The university's board of trustees approved the increase, which will cost students an additional $600 this coming year. Tuition will be $14,006 for in-state residents and $24,032 for out-of-state students. Mandatory fees will remain at $690.
Last year, Temple had more than 28,000 undergraduate students.
The board attributed the increase in tuition to enhancements in student services and contractual salary increases.
"Temple University remains committed to increasing access to affordable higher education and to limiting student debt," President Neil Theobald said. "We are very sensitive to the national crisis of student indebtedness and are attacking the issue from a variety of angles, including keeping tuition as low as possible."