Funding for Pa. state-related universities passes Legislature
The General Assembly on Wednesday sent a bill to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s desk, after months of wrangling, that will fund state-related colleges and universities. The Senate voted 45-5 to pass legislation to provide level funding for state-related schools Penn State University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Temple University, while Lincoln University and Penn College of […]
Pennsylvania House passes state-related university funding and requires schools to freeze tuition
The state House passed legislation to pass tuition aid that has been stalled since June on the condition that state-related universities freeze tuition.
How Pennsylvania’s budget impasse has affected tuition rates at state-related universities
Pennsylvania lawmakers likely won’t solve the budget impasse before schools return this fall, forcing the state’s four state-related universities to consider, and in some cases already approved, tuition increases for the upcoming year.
Seeking higher-education reforms, Pa. House GOP vote down funding for Temple, Penn State and Pitt
Pa. House Republicans withheld support for three state-related universities over tuition increases and a push for higher-education reform.
Pa. Republican proposes FAFSA requirement for high school seniors
The legislation will allow for opt-outs if a student has permission from a parent or guardian.
Pa. House lawmakers ask state-related university leaders to justify proposed funding growth
Asked by Rep. Ryan Warner, R-Fayette, whether the universities would commit to a tuition freeze if they received the 7% increase, each president said they could not.
Shapiro can send a strong message on higher education. Here’s how | Opinion
Penn State's Board of Trustees is in need of reform. Shapiro has a big say on whether that will happen.
First and vote: Dems to make registration play at PSU, Pitt games | Friday Morning Coffee
The DNC will fly banners around Beaver Stadium and Acrisure Stadium on Saturday.
Pa. state-related university leaders make a case for increased funds ahead of 2022-23 budget
Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat who leaves office this year, has proposed a 5 percent increase in funds for state-related universities.
Penn State to require COVID-19 vaccine for all University Park employees
All employees at the Penn State's University Park campus, regardless of whether they work on a federal contract, must provide proof of vaccination by Dec. 8.
Vaccines could affect how the coronavirus evolves. But don’t skip your shot | Opinion
In the history of human and animal vaccines, there have not been many cases of vaccine-driven evolution. But in every one of them, individuals and populations have always been better off when vaccinated.