PA Promise update: Board of Governors approves bill aimed at affordable college tuition

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Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 8:59 AM

The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) approved a bill that will aim for more university specific decisions regarding flexibility in the way that tuition is set up. 

This comes after the PA Promise rally where students, faculty and staff rallied for affordable college tuition. The new policy also tentatively includes a segment that will allow tuition to be set two years at a time. Final figures for this would be due by April of each year instead of July. 

The intent behind this is to allow students and families to start planning how they are going to pay for college. According to the press release: “The universities will be able to craft their own tuition plans, taking into consideration regional economic differences, such as household income, cost of living and regional buying power; individual program costs; and the specific needs of potential students, including their ability to pay.”

Shayma Musa |

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