November 1, 1991 |
Higher education, private and public, is too expensive. The costs are prohibitively high, having risen 4.4 percent faster than inflation over a decade. Last year a public outcry forced universities to slash budgets and lay off staff members. Far from cutting tuition bills, however, these steps have only slowed the rate of increase of costs, but not much. At most schools this year's tuition increases are still well above the rate of inflation. Next year's increases are unlikely to be smaller, because further budget reductions would threaten basic functions.
July 1, 2011 |
HARRISBURG - A 7.5 percent tuition increase approved Thursday by the board that governs Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities will cost full-time resident students an additional $436 for the 2011-12 academic year, largely because of state aid cuts. The increases for resident students will push annual tuition from $5,804 to $6,240. The State System of Higher Education board also increased the technology fee that all students pay by $116 a year, to $348. Of the 120,000 students enrolled at system campuses, nearly 106,000 are Pennsylvania residents.
January 17, 1986 |
Tuition for high schools operated by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will go up $90 in September for families with one child in an archdiocesan high school and $180 for families with two or more children in school, the archdiocese announced yesterday. A family with one child in high school will pay tuition of $1,165 for the coming school year, and a family with two or more children will pay a flat fee of $2,330, according to the announcement. The amount that each parish in the archdiocese must pay for each of its parishioners enrolled in an archdiocesan high school will remain $240, the announcement said.
September 8, 1989 |
A state Treasury Department employee who is the son of a former prominent Democratic state official has apparently become the first person to receive permission to have his law school tuition paid in part by taxpayers. James M. White, the department's general counsel, said yesterday that Charles Brown, who earns more than $30,000 a year as an executive assistant, would be eligible for tuition reimbursement. He said Brown would be eligible for $1,000 per semester if he successfully completed his courses at Widener University's new Harrisburg campus.
July 26, 1987 |
To some students at West Chester University, a $150 tuition increase in the fall will be hard to swallow, and to make matters worse, university officials predict that the school still will have to cut back on supplies and in other areas to make ends meet. Earlier this month, the board of governors of the State System of Higher Education voted to increase tuition at 14 state universities by $150, boosting basic tuition for full-time, in-state graduate and undergraduate students to $1,830 from $1,680 a year.
January 19, 1988 |
Tuition for Catholic high school students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be $1,255 in the fall, $60 more than this year. Msgr. David E. Walls, vicar for Catholic education in the archdiocese, and Robert H. Palestini, superintendent of schools, announced the tuition increase in the Jan. 14 issue of the Catholic Standard and Times, the archdiocesan newspaper. About 33,500 students attend archdiocesan high schools in the five-county archdiocese. Families with two or more students enrolled in Catholic high schools will pay $2,510, an increase of $120.
November 26, 1987 |
In one of the few publications of its kind available to area students and parents, the Philadelphia Gas Works has recently published a guide to costs at 119 public and private colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. The guide, titled "1987-88 Family Guide to College Costs in Pennsylvania," lists tuition, room and board during the current academic year at each of the schools, as well as contacts and telephone numbers for information about admissions and financial aid. "The process of selecting the best school for the student can seem intimidating and a college education today is an ample investment, costing up to $50,000 or more," the guide says.
January 23, 2006
RE RONNIE POLANECZKY'S Jan. 19 column: Drew Weston-Ball, a senior at Bodine High in Philadelphia, is trying to sell advertising space on his hand to help pay for college. Many innovative kids like Drew will have to go severely into debt to banks to get higher education. Many will also give up the dream of going to college because this country is pricing most out of it. This is what we are doing to our youth, our posterity! This is a bipartisan issue. No one in Congress is taking this seriously enough.
December 10, 2014 |
Caitlyn Ricci and her parents sat on opposite sides of the Camden courtroom, emblematic of a deep family divide. On the right was Ricci, 21, wearing a solid green shirt and black dress pants, with her attorney. On the left side, seated together, were her divorced parents: middle school English teacher Maura McGarvey and varsity high school basketball coach Michael Ricci, joined by each of their attorneys. Superior Court Judge Thomas Shusted Jr. implored both sides - who have fought more than a year over who should pay Caitlyn Ricci's college tuition - to stop bickering.
March 1, 2014 |
Despite President Obama's focus on the soaring costs of a college education, area universities are poised to again raise their prices in excess of the core rate of inflation. Costs at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014-15 will exceed $60,000 for the first time, under a fee increase announced at the board of trustees meeting Thursday. That's a 3.9 percent increase over last year's overall tuition, fees, and room and board. Several other private colleges and universities around the region also have set their cost increases for next year, ranging from a low of 3 percent at Swarthmore College to 4.4 percent at Immaculata University.