Corman: State Budget Sets Penn State Up to Hold the Line on In-State Tuition

(HARRISBURG) – With a budget deal in place, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) said the planned 3 percent increase for the Pennsylvania State University should allow the school to hold the line on in-state tuition costs.

Senator Corman said Penn State President Eric Barron has indicated that because of the increase in state support, he would be in the position to recommend to the University’s Board of Trustees that in-state students at all campuses would not see a tuition increase for the 2018-19 school year.

“Affordability of higher education is a significant concern,” Senator Corman said. “This money puts Penn State in a position to keep a tuition increase at bay this year.”

Senator Corman has been a long-time supporter of providing avenues for the Commonwealth’s four state-related universities to use the state funding they receive to directly offset costs to students from Pennsylvania.

“We have crafted a plan with no new taxes while holding the line on spending,” Senator Corman said. “At the same time, this budget brings good news for all Pennsylvania residents saving for or paying for a Penn State education.”

 CONTACT: Jenn Kocher (717) 787-1377 or jkocher@pasen.gov