Due to the economic challenges facing Pennsylvania and the nation, Penn State President Eric J. Barron announced plans today (April 23) to freeze tuition rates for all students University-wide for the 2020-21 academic year. The plan, which will be presented to the University’s Board of Trustees for final approval at its July meeting, would mark the third consecutive year that Penn State has held tuition rates flat for Pennsylvania resident students.
In the face of severe financial impacts to the University brought on by the global coronavirus pandemic, on April 23 Penn State President Eric J. Barron announced some salary adjustments; a 3% across-the-board cut to university budgets in the next fiscal year; and his intention to work with the Board of Trustees to freeze tuition for the 2020-21 academic year to limit student costs.
The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (May 2) approved a proposal for renewing Penn State Hazleton’s Lofstrom Library. The project, which goes to the full board for consideration on May 3, will include infrastructure and programming upgrades to modernize the facility and incorporate state-of-the-art resources for students.
Along with educational innovation, research and service, Penn State ’s 19 undergraduate Commonwealth Campuses play a vital role in making Penn State a modern land-grant university, according to University President Eric J. Barron.