PASSHE http://wesa.fm en 3 Percent Tuition Hike Approved for Students at PA-Owned Universities http://wesa.fm/post/3-percent-tuition-hike-approved-students-pa-owned-universities <p>Tuition is going up at the 14 state-owned universities. The Board of Governors of the PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) voted to increase tuition by three percent or $68 in the coming school year.&nbsp; That means students will be paying $6,820 per year.</p><p>“That’s far and away the lowest cost among all four-year colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. It’s the eighth time in the last 10 years that our increase has been essentially the rate of inflation,” said PASSHE spokesman Kenn Marshall.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:36:32 +0000 Kevin Gavin 32266 at http://wesa.fm Lawmakers Propose Letting State-Owned Schools Peel Off http://wesa.fm/post/lawmakers-propose-letting-state-owned-schools-peel <p>State lawmakers are set to introduce a bipartisan plan to let the largest schools leave the 14-member Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, amid skepticism from their colleagues and the system’s chancellor.<br /><br />The legislation, not yet introduced, would allow schools with 7,000 students or more to leave the state system, which has been seeing declining enrollment and rising costs.<br /><br />Supporters say the move would preserve the system while allowing its most successful colleges to continue to grow.<br /> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:23:20 +0000 Mary Wilson 25634 at http://wesa.fm State Chancellor Has A Perfect Storm of Problems in PA Higher Education http://wesa.fm/post/state-chancellor-has-perfect-storm-problems-pa-higher-education <p>Declining Enrollments, stagnant state support, and tuition issues are just some of the problems the <a href="http://www.passhe.edu/">Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education</a> (PASSHE) is facing this year. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Brogan">Frank Brogan</a> is Chancellor of the PASSHE and is trying to lead the organization to solutions for these many problems.</p><p>“The prime mission laid out in law for the PASSHE schools, as the system was created about 30 years ago, was to dedicate itself to being the most affordable system of public higher education in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We continue to be that but as you might imagine, costs going up, it continues to become more and more difficult to maintain that kind of a status.” Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:09:19 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 25425 at http://wesa.fm State Chancellor Has A Perfect Storm of Problems in PA Higher Education PASSHE Unveils New Application http://wesa.fm/post/passhe-unveils-new-application <p>Students applying to schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) will now be able to send multiple applications using the same website.</p><p>The Multi-University Electronic Admissions <a href="http://www.passhe.edu/answers/Pages/startnow.aspx#x">Application</a> (MUEAA), which was unveiled Friday, allows potential students do their college research and applications on the same website.</p><p>PASSHE spokesman Ken Marshall said the application saves basic information for a student’s other applications.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:36:13 +0000 Tim Camerato 19512 at http://wesa.fm Tuition Hike Approved for State-Owned Schools http://wesa.fm/post/tuition-hike-approved-state-owned-schools <p>Students at state-owned universities will see another tuition hike for the upcoming academic year.</p><p>The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) approved a 3 percent tuition increase Tuesday for all of its 14 academic universities.</p><p>The rise is expected to generate an additional $27 million in revenue.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:22:45 +0000 Michael Lynch 12795 at http://wesa.fm State System Finalizes Contracts with Professors, Coaches http://wesa.fm/post/state-system-finalizes-contracts-professors-coaches <p>With a special board vote on Wednesday, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) finalized new contract agreements with roughly 6,000 educators and 400 coaches across its network of 14 state-owned universities, ending a saga of negotiations lasting nearly two years.</p><p>The employees had been working without contracts since midway through 2011. In the autumn of 2012, the union authorized a strike, but no action was taken.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:41:07 +0000 Noah Brode 4174 at http://wesa.fm