August 7, 1987 |
Tuition and fees for American college and university students will increase by an average of 5 to 8 percent in 1987-88, and campus room and board will jump 4 to 6 percent, the College Board reported in a nationwide survey released today. Students at four-year public colleges and universities will be paying an average of $1,359 in tuition and fees during the coming academic year, while those at four-year private schools will pay an average of $7,110. For community colleges and other two-year public schools, such as technical and trade schools, tuition and fees will average $687 during the coming academic year.
June 22, 2013 |
Temple University's board of trustees voted Thursday to raise tuition and fees 3.6 percent, or $500, a departure from last year, when rates were frozen. "For this year, doing zero just wasn't possible," said Ken Kaiser, senior associate vice president for finance and human resources. In-state students will pay $14,096 in tuition and fees, up from $13,596 last year. The increase includes a $400, or 2.8 percent, tuition increase, and a $100, or 17 percent, increase in the mandatory student activity fee, which will rise to $690.
April 9, 1987 |
The Glassboro State College Board of Trustees yesterday approved a tuition increase of $5 per credit hour, or an average of $150 per semester, effective at the beginning of the 1987-88 school year. This is the first year the trustees have been able to raise tuition without state approval. A state autonomy law that took effect this year empowers colleges to raise tuition; formerly, that power belonged solely to the state. Costs to attend the college, including room and board, will rise from about $4,885 to about $5,135.
May 24, 1986 |
Students attending colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area next year will be faced with tuition increases as high as 19.3 percent, according to an informal Inquirer survey of 33 colleges. Most schools, however, will raise tuition by 7 to 8 percent this fall, more than double the rate of general inflation and about the same increase as last year. Room and board costs also are going up, as much as 5 to 7 percent, according to Katharine Hanson, executive director of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education, based in Boston.
August 26, 1990 |
The annual cost of tuition, room and board at Swarthmore College will climb above $20,000 for full-time students this fall. If, however, you're looking for something a little less expensive, tuition at Delaware County Community College will run $1,120 this year. The two schools represent the high and low prices of a college education in Delaware County. Tuition costs at the 10 major colleges in the county will increase this fall. The increases range from just over 3 percent at DCCC to more than 12 percent at Villanova University.
January 22, 2007 |
For the first time in four decades, Princeton University will not increase tuition next year, the trustees announced yesterday. While tuition will hold steady at $33,000, the total cost of a Princeton education - including room and board and other fees - will rise 4.2 percent in the 2007-08 school year, to $43,980. Jumps in room and board were made, a committee said, to more accurately reflect costs, which had been heavily subsidized by the university. Nationally, tuition, room and board, and fees at private four-year colleges jumped 5.7 percent to $30,367 this year, according to the College Board.
August 16, 1995 |
In the rolling hills of southern Chester County, a new bed and breakfast of sorts is on the horizon - the county prison. The county commissioners are considering charging inmates $10 a day for room and board. "It encourages individual responsibility," Commissioner Andrew Dinniman said yesterday. He said a similar policy, started last year in Berks County, seems to have survived several court challenges, and that it is time for Chester County to revisit the issue. The idea surfaced late last year during budget negotiations, as one way of reining in the soaring costs of running the prison.
September 13, 1995 |
They pay for over-the-counter drugs. If they're not really sick, they're docked for the cost of seeing a doctor. And under a proposal presented yesterday by acting Warden John Masters, inmates at the Chester County Prison may be charged $2 a day for room and board. That charge would be the final step in what officials are calling a financial responsibility program, designed to teach inmates that even in jail, life is not a free lunch. The idea of charging inmates room and board is gaining ground among members of the county's Prison Board, which would have to authorize such a plan.
March 31, 2013
The University at a Glance Location: Bethlehem Undergraduate enrollment: 4,800 Graduate enrollment: 2,200 Description: A private national research university that offers programs in four colleges: Engineering and Applied Science, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, and Education. Tuition, fees, room and board: $53,450 Selectivity: Accepts 25 to 29 percent of applicants Typical yield (percentage of students accepted who enroll)
July 11, 2013 |
Pennsylvania's 14 state universities, including West Chester and Cheyney, will raise tuition 3 percent, or $194, for 2013-14 under a measure approved by the board of governors Tuesday. In-state undergraduate students who attend full time will pay $6,622 annually next academic year. Nearly 90 percent of the system's students are Pennsylvanians. The technology fee will rise $10, or 2.8 percent, for in-state students, to $368 annually. Even with the revenue from the tuition increase, the state system will have to cut $50 million from its $1.6 billion budget this year, prompting concern from faculty union leadership.