Senate Republican Leaders Applaud PASSHE Tuition Freeze

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) and Appropriations Committee Chair Scott Martin (R-13) released the following statement today following the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors vote to freeze tuition for the 2023-24 academic year:

“Supporting PASSHE to preserve access to affordable higher education options for families was one of the top priorities for Senate Republicans in this year’s budget process. We are extremely pleased we were able to work with PASSHE to continue our strong multi-year investments to ensure their institutions will have the resources they need to hold the line on tuition for the fifth straight year. This will go a long way toward ensuring Pennsylvania students receive the educational and training opportunities they need to compete in today’s economy.”



Erica Clayton Wright (Ward)
Kate Eckhart Flessner (Pittman)
Jason Thompson (Martin)

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