July 22, 2016 |
Rutgers University in-state undergraduates will pay more in tuition and fees next school year, but the increase is among the smallest in 25 years. The school's Board of Governors adopted a $3.9 billion budget for the 2016-17 school year on Wednesday that includes a 1.7 percent increase in tuition and fees, the least since the 2011-12 school year, when they rose 1.55 percent . These are the only two years since at least 1991 that the increase has been under 2 percent. In the resolutions adopting the bumps, the university's main governing body described the increases as "modest" and "moderate.
July 16, 2016 |
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's board of governors on Thursday approved a $178 tuition increase for state universities this fall - the smallest hike in nine years. Full-time in-state students will pay a base tuition rate of $7,238 a year for the 2016-17 academic year, up from $7,060 last year. Holding the increase to 2.5 percent increase was possible because the state-supported universities have cut nearly $300 million from their expenditures over the last decade, said Kenn Marshall, system spokesman.
July 14, 2016
Temple University trustees unanimously approved a 2.8 percent increase in base tuition for undergraduate students at Tuesday's meeting. The board also approved eliminating upper-level tuition rates, which require upperclassmen to pay a higher rate than sophomores and freshmen. "After re-examining that policy, the board kind of pivoted and saw that as an obstacle for persistance and for kids to graduate in four years," said Ken Kaiser, Temple's chief financial officer. The board also approved an additional $250,000 to be spent studying the feasibility of a proposed football stadium on campus, bringing the total funding to $1.5 million.
June 23, 2016 |
Following an extraordinary spurt in freshman enrollment, Pennsylvania State University expects to admit fewer students next spring. That means getting in could be harder. "I am sure we will probably shoot for a target that is a lower number," said Clark Brigger, executive director of undergraduate admissions. Penn State accepted 57 percent of applicants to its main campus in State College for fall 2016 - up from 51 percent the year before. Officials were trying to attract a larger class this spring than the previous year, but not as large as they ended up getting, Brigger said.
June 21, 2016 |
FAMILY MEMBERS say that had she been born in a different time there would have been no limits to what Ethel Marie Hendricks Taylor might have accomplished. Ms. Taylor, who grew up in South Philadelphia, died June 11. She was 90 years old. The retired federal worker considered the raising of her two Ivy League-educated daughters her proudest accomplishment. "If my mother met you and talked to you, within two minutes, she would let you know that she raised two doctors," said Dr. Susan C. Taylor, a noted Philadelphia dermatologist.
June 17, 2016 |
Rowan University's board of trustees on Wednesday approved a 1.92 percent increase in tuition and fees for undergraduates during the 2016-17 academic year. The board, meeting at the Chamberlain Student Center on the Glassboro campus, also approved an average 2.5 percent increase in tuition and fees for students in the School of Osteopathic Medicine, and a 3 percent increase for students at Cooper Medical School of Rowan. This is the fourth year the undergraduate tuition and fees increase at the university has been 2 percent or lower, said president Ali A. Houshmand.
June 6, 2016 |
Question: I'm nearly 22 and will begin my senior year of college this fall. I recently moved back in with my parents for the summer and was lucky enough to be offered a summer job that is related to my field and that would be a great resume-builder for me. The job is an hour and a half away from my parents' house, so I planned on moving in with my boyfriend of 21/2 years, who lives in that area. My parents do not approve. My parents have supported me 100 percent financially throughout the first three years of my college education, for which I am extremely grateful.
May 26, 2016 |
The criminal trial of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah focused Tuesday on the problems of his son. A top Drexel University lobbyist, Brian T. Keech, testified about the tuition and academic woes of Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. that three times prompted Drexel to put him on a payment plan. The younger Fattah repeatedly stopped paying his college bills, and federal prosecutors allege that his father solved the problem by stealing from his campaign fund to pay Drexel. Chip Fattah's tuition became a headache for the lobbyist when the younger Fattah came to him after Drexel barred him from attending classes because of $30,000 in unpaid tuition.
May 24, 2016 |
As financial pressures mount on community colleges, some schools have begun to openly compete: crossing county lines and marketing to a wider pool of students. In South Jersey, Camden County College has frozen its tuition and mandatory fees for a second year in part because nearby schools remain less expensive. Community colleges in Burlington and Gloucester Counties are aggressively marketing their partnerships with Rowan University to students throughout the region. Driving increased competition are several long-term factors: fewer high school graduates, flat or falling enrollment, and reduction in state funding.
May 20, 2016 |
Since 2008, state funding for higher education has eroded significantly across the country, and Pennsylvania has been one of the hardest-hit states, says a new report being released Thursday. State funding per student for public colleges and universities in Pennsylvania is down 33 percent from 2007-08 when adjusted for inflation, according to the report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington think tank. In March, the Assembly approved the first increase in higher education funding for the 14-university State System of Higher Education since 2008-09.