Temple maintains 2.9 percent tuition increase
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Temple University has decided to stick with the 2.9 percent tuition increase its trustees approved in April, its lowest tuition increase in 13 years.
The executive committee of its board of trustees made the decision this afternoon with a proviso that tuition could be revisited if a proposal to cut $21 million from Temple's state appropriation passes.
"We believe this is in the best interests of our students and their families, many of whom are facing extremely tough economic circumstances," said Temple President Ann Weaver Hart.
Temple's news release noted it is the lowest percentage increase of any public university in Pennsylvania for this fall.
The increase means that in-state tuition for most students will grow from $10,858 a year in 2008-09 to $11,174 in 2009-10. Out-of-state tuition will go from $19,878 in 2008-09 to $20,454 a year in 2009-10.
First Published July 16, 2009 5:23 pm