Temple Univeristy freezes tuition for Pennsylvania students

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University is freezing undergraduate tuition for Pennsylvania students. 

Temple’s base tuition for Pennsylvania undergraduate students will remain at $16,000 thanks to a decision made by the board of trustees.

“Temple University is utterly committed to being accessible for our students and being affordable for our students,” said university president Richard Englert.

He explained how Temple is funded. 

“One way, of course, is student tuition. But we’re also very much indebted to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which provides us with about $158 million every year,” he said. 

Englert says the school understands that student debt can delay big decisions like marriage and family, and that’s why he says the school also has a “fly in four” program. 

“To help students graduate in four years. We realize that that also pays off in keeping student debt low,” he added. 

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