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Penn State Board Keeps In-State Tuition Flat In Coming Year

Gene J. Puskar

Penn State is keeping in-state college tuition flat across the sprawling university system for a second year and for the third time in five years.

The school's board, meeting in the Philadelphia suburb of Media, voted Thursday for a plan that will maintain full-time tuition for lower-division Pennsylvania resident undergraduates at its main campus at about $17,400 annually.

Out-of-state college students at the University Park flagship will have to pay $660 a year in additional tuition.

Smaller increases for students who are not Pennsylvania residents will be coming to other Penn State campuses.

The move follows recent decisions by Temple University and the 14-school State System of Higher Education to keep tuition at current rates for the coming school year.