January 11, 2015 |
Proclaiming that "the United States is coming back," President Obama unveiled an ambitious proposal Friday that would allow millions of students to get a community college education tuition-free. The president's speech, while welcomed by several local community college leaders and students as well as some national education advocates, provided few details about how the program would work, including how it would be funded. Obama said he would submit the idea to Congress in coming weeks as part of his new budget.
July 18, 2014
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.
July 13, 2014 |
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.
June 22, 2000 |
The Camden County Technical School District yesterday approved a tuition increase of $2 per credit hour for its adult school for 2000-01. Since most full-time courses at the district's postsecondary technical institute are about 12 credit hours, that is an increase of $24 per course, said Gary Bennett, the district's assistant superintendent for business. Tuition will be $37 per credit hour for Camden County residents and $43 for everyone else. Tuition for postsecondary courses began in 1997 due to a reduction in state funding.
July 17, 2009 |
Temple University announced yesterday that it will stay with the 2.9 percent tuition increase trustees approved in April. But the university said it might have to reexamine its tuition if the state adopts a budget that contains a proposed $21 million cut in funding for Temple. Temple's tuition increase is smaller than the hikes of between 3.7 and 4.5 percent announced yesterday by Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the 14 state-system universities, including West Chester and Cheyney.
September 11, 1988 |
The state auditor general has announced that the Lower Moreland School District should calculate tuition for Bryn Athyn students according to state Department of Education guidelines, not a longstanding oral agreement between the two districts. Auditor General Don Bailey recommended that the district abandon an oral agreement, in place since 1976, with Bryn Athyn on how the tuition was calculated. The difference in the two methods of calculation resulted in an overpayment by Bryn Athyn to Lower Moreland of $10,362 over the 1984-85 and 1985-86 school years, Bailey said a statement issued Aug. 15. Bailey's audit report also said Bryn Athyn would have to pay the tuition monthly rather than semi-annually.
June 29, 2012 |
Temple University's board of trustees voted Thursday morning to hold the line on tuition for 2012-13, its decision 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 $13,006 and for out-of-state students, $22,832.
June 19, 1997 |
Students at Rowan University likely will be paying several hundred dollars more to attend classes this fall. According to Rowan University president Herman James, a 14 percent increase in tuition, which was approved unanimously at a board of trustees meeting last night, is mostly due to a five-year general improvement plan at the institution. The rest is the result of state funding cuts. At the time the Rowan board was meeting, Whitman administration officials were announcing that an agreement had been reach to provide more money for higher education in the proposed budget.
February 27, 1986 |
Edgewater Park School officials are upset at the high cost of educating township students at Burlington City High School, but not upset enough to demand an independent audit of the Burlington board's budget. "We don't feel that an audit is necessary at this point," said Walter J. Dold, superintendent of Edgewater Park schools. The concern of the Edgewater Park officials and residents stems from a $700 tuition increase for the township students who attend Burlington High. During the school board meeting Monday, residents and officials asked Dold if an outside audit of Burlington City's books could be conducted.
June 24, 1993 |
The Rowan College board of trustees yesterday voted to raise tuition by at least 5 percent and perhaps as much as 13 percent for the 1993-94 school year. The exact amount of the increase depends on how much money Rowan receives from the State Tuition Stabilization Incentive Program. Under the worst scenario, tuition could increase as much as 13 percent. The trustees passed four resolutions, anticipating different levels of state subsidy. If Rowan gets the $1,077,000 that it requested, tuition will rise 5 percent.