Pa. state universities' board weighs tuition hike
HARRISBURG, Pa. - June 29, 2011 (WPVI) -- The board that oversees Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities may decide this week whether an expected 18 percent reduction in state and federal funding will force up tuition rates.
A committee of the State System of Higher Education board of governors planned to discuss the issue Wednesday afternoon. The full board is expected to take up the matter on Thursday.
System spokesman Kenn Marshall says the universities stand to lose $90 million in the fiscal year that starts Friday, including $52 million in state funds and $38 million in federal stimulus money that was available this year.
About 120,000 students attend the universities in Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester.
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