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August 7, 1987 | By Huntly Collins, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 22, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 9, 1987 | By Marie George, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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May 24, 1986 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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August 26, 1990 | By Terence Samuel, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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January 22, 2007 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 16, 1995 | By Nancy Petersen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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September 13, 1995 | By Nancy Petersen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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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)
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July 11, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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May 29, 2015
THERE IS A lot you need to know about your finances. So, I'm giving you a pass if you don't know what a 529 plan is. And many of you don't, according to a recent survey by Edward Jones Investments. For the last four years, the financial-services company has been surveying adults, gauging their awareness of 529 plans. The share of people who could correctly identify the college-savings vehicle was a mere 34 percent. If you don't know what a 529 plan is or how it works, it's unlikely you know that there's a day to celebrate the tax-advantaged savings vehicle.
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September 15, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lincoln University's promise got Aitza Hedgemond's attention: The incoming freshman's annual tuition would remain at $11,836 all four years, guaranteed. It was one factor that led Hedgemond to select Lincoln, a historically black university in rural Chester County, over several other schools. "I don't have to worry about tuition going up," said Hedgemond, 18, of Burlington, who received some scholarship money but is paying for the rest herself. "I don't have to take out extra loans.
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July 13, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. - Even as Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees voted Friday to raise tuition by nearly 3 percent on its main campus, new president Eric Barron announced plans to focus on reining in soaring student debt. Over the last 10 years, Penn State graduates' debt has grown from an average of less than $20,000 to $35,000, Barron told the board during its meeting at the Penn State Schuylkill campus here. About two-thirds of students graduate with debt, the same percentage as a decade ago. It was Barron's first presentation as president to the board, during a meeting where the Jerry Sandusky child-rape scandal was again raised, this time by a trustee also attending his first meeting.
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July 10, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The board governing Pennsylvania's 14 state universities on Tuesday approved a 3 percent tuition increase for 2014-15. Under the plan approved by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's board of governors at its meeting in Harrisburg, full-time in-state students this fall will pay a base tuition of $6,820 a year, a $198 increase from the $6,622 they paid last year. Overall, tuition, fees, and room and board for an in-state student will be $18,500 for 2014-15, up from about $18,000 this year.
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July 5, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hold on to your wallets, students at Pennsylvania's state-funded colleges. While much debate over the state's new budget has focused on aid to public schools, a less-noticed element is what the spending plan means for the colleges. It may mean higher tuition. The 14 state-run universities will face a $58 million shortfall in their combined $1.56 billion budget for the new fiscal year if Gov. Corbett signs the budget with no changes. That $29.1 billion plan includes flat funding for most higher-education institutions, including the state system.
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July 11, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 22, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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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)
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June 29, 2012 | By Susan Snyder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple University's Board of Trustees on Thursday morning voted to hold the line on tuition for 2012-13, their vote coming just days after state lawmakers proposed restoring a 30 percent budget cut to Temple and two other state-related colleges. It's the first time since 1995 that the university has not raised tuition, said spokesman Ray Betzner. The zero increase in tuition covers both in-state and out-of-state students. For in-state students, tuition will remain at $13,006.
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September 26, 2011 | By Emily Brill, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jenny Guo flexes her hands and slides onto a piano bench. Seated before the instrument she has played since age 6, the 19-year-old Camden Catholic High School senior feels at home. This is good, considering she is nearly 7,500 miles from Shanghai, China, the city she has called home since birth. Guo currently lives and studies at Camden Catholic as part of the school's new international-student boarding program. She lives with 18 Chinese and Korean students in Nazareth House, a three-story building next to Camden Catholic once used for student or staff retreats.
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