Senate Leaders Call on PASSHE Schools to Maintain Current Tuition Rates

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41), Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Scott Martin (R-13) and Senate Education Committee Chair Dave Argall (R-29) issued the following statement regarding tuition at Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities:

“At their upcoming meeting on April 20, we urge the PASSHE Board of Governors vote to maintain current tuition rates for the 2023-2024 academic year. Increasing tuition at this time would make higher education less accessible to students and directly contradict PASSHE’s mission of providing a quality education at an affordable price. 

“We firmly believe PASSHE universities cannot raise tuition and then expect to also receive increased state support. Investing in higher educational opportunities will help to prepare the next generation to meet our workforce needs, and we are committed to working together to adequately address the financial concerns of our higher education institutions.”

Media Contacts:         

Erica Clayton Wright (Sen. Kim Ward)
Kate Flessner (Sen. Joe Pittman)
Jason Thompson (Sen. Scott Martin)
James Brugger (Sen. Dave Argall)

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