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State schools hiking tuition $200 a year

July 8, 2014 News Extra

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HARRISBURG — Tuition for students attending schools in the State System of Higher Education, including Slippery Rock University, will go up nearly $200 for the 2014-2015 school year.

The state system board of governors today approved the increase, according to a state system news release.

The base tuition rate for full-time, resident undergraduate students at any of the state system universities this fall will be $3,410 a semester, or $6,820 for the full academic year.

The current annual tuition is $6,622, which was up $194 from 2012-2013.

Nearly 90 percent of state system students are Pennsylvania residents and about 85 percent attend full-time.

The tuition increase essentially matches next year’s projected rate of inflation of about 3 percent.

With the tuition and other anticipated fee increases, the average total cost of attendance for a full-time, resident student at a state system university next year — including tuition, fees, room and board — will be about $18,500.

SRU has about 8,600 students.

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