College

Higher Education
3:00 am
Mon December 30, 2013

PA Ranks High On Student Debt Scale

With annual tuition ranging from $12,000 a year for a four-year public college to as much as $45,000 for a private college, more Pennsylvania students are leaving with more than a diploma — rising debt.

The cost of a four-year public college education in Pennsylvania costs a little more than $12,000, but some students are facing more than $36,000 in debt at graduation.

The state now ranks fourth in the percentage of college graduates with loan debt and third in the average amount of debt per student, according to a survey by the Institute for College Access and Success.

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PASSHE Application
3:36 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

PASSHE Unveils New Application

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.

The Multi-University Electronic Admissions Application (MUEAA), which was unveiled Friday, allows potential students do their college research and applications on the same website.

PASSHE spokesman Ken Marshall said the application saves basic information for a student’s other applications.

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Economy & Business
2:45 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

PA Treasurer Pushes Parents to Open College Funds

State Treasurer Rob McCord is urging parents to open a Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP) before Sept. 1 to take advantage of last year’s lower cost per college credit.

529 plans are offered by states that include tax-free earnings growth and withdrawals.

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