Temple University Plans To Raise Tuition By $1,200

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Temple University announced Friday that it will raise tuition by about $1,200 per student this fall to make up for deep cuts in state education aid, though it’s probable student protests likely helped to lessen the blow to the state’s education budget.

University President Ann Weaver Hart thanked students for their support in fighting Governor Tom Corbett’s original plan to cut funding to state-aided universities by 50 percent:

“In the last four months, you sent more than 10,000 letters and emails to the Governor and the members of the General Assembly.”

Now Temple – as well Penn State, Lincoln and the University of Pittsburgh- will only see a 19 percent decrease in state aid. Hart says Temple will make a number of accommodations to help cope with the cuts.

“Our plans call for us to to reduce Temple’s operating costs and we will focus with energy and committment on increasing revenues.”

Hart says Temple will also set aside an additional $6.8 million in financial aid for students.

Reported by Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio

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  • Mozark

    well, this shouldn’t harm me too badly, but for others who are not in the same position I am, this is crushing. I at least live with my parents, and my parents can cover what financial aid does not. I also have a pretty large credit line so when I need to I can just put the tuition on there. Sure it cost more in the long run, but for me – education first, no matter what.

    Hopefully the coming elections will change things around some.

  • grumpy

    Pennsylvania has to live with who they elected. This is what cut cut cut equals!

  • E-rock

    How about a 12% paycut for employees including the factcat president and the greedy professors who take money away from the students????

  • bnorwood

    Gee. Thanks for not raising my taxes. Now all I have to do is figure out where I’m going to come up with another $1,200 for my daughter’s tuition.

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