pennsylvania college funding

Legislature should fund college students, not administrators

Originally published at Centre Daily Times

As Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate persists, so does the limbo on funding for four state-related universities. Under debate is Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposed collective 7% funding increase for the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, Penn State and Lincoln University.

Pennsylvania House Republicans want more accountability and transparency for these schools’ appropriations. Added objections to the increased aid include potential tuition hikes, specifically, at Pitt, Penn State and Temple.

In Pennsylvania, the costs to attend a four-year public university are 69.6% above the national average. Pitt, Penn State and Temple remain among the most expensive public universities nationwide.

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