Higher Education
4:36 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

3 Percent Tuition Hike Approved for Students at PA-Owned Universities

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.  That means students will be paying $6,820 per year.

“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. 

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Government & Politics
9:23 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Lawmakers Propose Letting State-Owned Schools Peel Off

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.

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.

Supporters say the move would preserve the system while allowing its most successful colleges to continue to grow.

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Essential Pittsburgh
4:09 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

State Chancellor Has A Perfect Storm of Problems in PA Higher Education

Mr. Frank T. Brogan became the fourth chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education on October 1, 2013.

Declining Enrollments, stagnant state support, and tuition issues are just some of the problems the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is facing this year. Frank Brogan is Chancellor of the PASSHE and is trying to lead the organization to solutions for these many problems.

“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.”

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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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4:22 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Tuition Hike Approved for State-Owned Schools

Students at state-owned universities will see another tuition hike for the upcoming academic year.

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) approved a 3 percent tuition increase Tuesday for all of its 14 academic universities.

The rise is expected to generate an additional $27 million in revenue.

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3:41 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

State System Finalizes Contracts with Professors, Coaches

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.

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.

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