Pennsylvania system universities to raise tuition next year

| 13 Jul 2015 | 05:53

HARRISBURG (AP) — Tuition at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities is going up by 3.5 percent.

The board of the State System of Higher Education voted July 9 for the higher rate despite Gov. Tom Wolf's request that it remain level.

The decision increases in-state undergraduate tuition by $240 to $7,060 a year. There's also a policy that means a technology fee will go up by $14 to $436 a year.

The state system schools are Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester.

Their enrollment is about 100,000 students.