University Leaders look to PA to help them Freeze Tuition for Students

(  The presidents at Penn State, Pitt and Temple are looking to the state to make it possible for them to announce a tuition freeze for their students for next year.

All three leaders said that was their desired goal in arriving at the amount of state funding their schools were requesting for 2019-20.

At Lincoln University, the other state-related institution in Pennsylvania, receiving the money it seeks from the state would enable it to discount the tuition for more in-state students as well as increase its faculty and staff to serve its growing student enrollment.

Combined, these four universities are looking to lawmakers to find a total of nearly $600 million in the state’s general fund budget to support their operations. Read more at