September 1, 2014 |
Jonathan Jusino spent his first year out of high school as a stock clerk and sales associate at a clothing store, and found it unfulfilling. "I noticed there was no future for me in the work I was doing," he said. So Jusino enrolled at Community College of Philadelphia last fall as a first step in pursuing a teaching career. With his financial aid, it would have taken him three years to get his associate's degree. But a program introduced by the college this semester will allow him to finish in 21/2.
July 19, 2014 |
Temple University undergraduates will pay $600 more in tuition in the fall. In-state students will pay $14,006 in tuition, up from $13,406, and those from out of state will pay $24,032, up from $23,432. Mandatory student-activity fees, assessed on top of tuition, will remain at $690. The university's trustees approved the new tuition schedule at their meeting on Thursday. They also increased funding for student financial aid by more than $9.6 million. The amount set aside to aid students now totals approximately $100 million.
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 18, 2014 |
NEW BRUNSWICK - Tuition at Rutgers University will increase 2.2 percent for the "typical" undergraduate student this fall, the university's board of governors decided Wednesday. Base tuition in the university's most popular school - Arts and Sciences - will increase to $10,954 for the 2014-15 school year, up from $10,718. Mandatory fees will also rise. A full-time, in-state undergraduate in the School of Arts and Sciences in New Brunswick will pay $13,813 in tuition and fees next year; a similar student in Camden will pay $13,683.
July 10, 2014 |
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.
July 5, 2014 |
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.
June 24, 2014 |
When Delina Adams found out she'd been named an Affinity Scholar, she started screaming. Her mother ran down the stairs of their Northeast Philadelphia home. "She thought I was dying," Delina said. A few days after the phone call from her college adviser, Delina held an official letter from Mastery Charter Schools, dated April 2, confirming she was one of its 35 Affinity Scholars. The letter suggested to the family a great cloud had been lifted. "You will receive over $150,000 in financial aid (inclusive of scholarships and grants)
June 13, 2014 |
Rowan University's board of trustees on Wednesday approved a 1.9 percent increase in undergraduate tuition and fees for the next academic year. The board, meeting in Camden, also voted to increase meal plan rates an average of just under 0.5 percent and university housing an average of 2.8 percent. Tuition and fees for full-time undergraduate students from New Jersey will increase to $12,616 from $12,380. Out-of-state students will pay $20,570, up from $20,186. "We want to make sure that the cost of education does not rise beyond the means of our students," said Ali A. Houshmand, Rowan's president, saying tuition and fees had risen an average of 1.6 percent over the last three years.
May 30, 2014
WHEN I SEE college graduates celebrating their achievement, I can't stop wondering about all the loans many will be paying off for years to come. But it also makes me relieved that my husband and I set up 529 plans for our children. This is why I'm celebrating 529 College Savings Day today (get it, 5/29?). And the best thing is, I don't have to buy a greeting card. Nevertheless, I was surprised to learn that most people aren't even aware of this vehicle to save for college, even those who are likely to have the income to make this investment.