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SRU families will see a tuition increase

December 13, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

SLIPPERY ROCK — Slippery Rock University students and families may have to come up with a few more dollars for tuition starting next year.

The Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees voted 6-2 Friday morning to approve a 3.5 percent tuition increase, which is needed due to a $4.6 million budget deficit heading into the 2020-2021 school year.

The tuition increase must be approved by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Board of Governors before it becomes official. The board's next meeting is in April.

Tuition would go up next year from $7,716 to $7,986, and to $8,266 in the 2021-2022 school year.

The tuition increase would provide $2.7 in additional revenue.

The council also voted to restructure its fundraising model to provide additional revenue.

This is an excerpt from a larger article published in Sunday's Butler Eagle. Subscribe online or in print to read the full article for comments from university representatives and students about the increase.