The State System of Higher Education this week approved increases in tuition at the 14 state-owned universities, including Clarion, Slippery Rock and Edinboro Universities.
Resident students will now pay an additional 194 dollars per year, or about three percent, beginning this fall. There will also be a ten dollar annual increase in the “technology fee.” Tuition hikes for non-resident and graduate students were also approved.
In-state students will now be paying annual tuition rates as high as $6,622. State System spokesman Kenn Marshall told Radio PA News that, while it is important to keep tuition and fees as affordable as possible, state aid currently covers only about one-quarter of the 14 schools’ operating costs.