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Students at Greater Allegheny campus to experience no tuition increase for 2017-18

Penn State Greater Allegheny in-state resident students will see no increase in tuition for the 2017-18 academic year.  

On July 21, 2017, the full Penn State Board of Trustees voted to approve the University’s 2017-18 proposed budget, which included the tuition and fees structure. The budget included no increase for Pennsylvania students at eight Penn State Commonwealth Campuses, including Greater Allegheny. The budget also continued a freeze on the student information Technology Fee.

Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Jacqueline Edmondson said, “We were quite pleased to see these decisions which have such a positive impact for our students. The University is clearly committed to providing access to a world-class education to our students, and it is committed to making that education as affordable as possible.”   

While tuition at the campus remains affordable, opportunities at the campus continue to grow.  Check out just some of these opportunities for Greater Allegheny students:

  • Incoming students can participate in the Penn State Reads program, which provides a shared experience among new students, encouraging intellectual engagement within and beyond the classroom, stimulating critical thinking, and fostering a deeper connection to Penn State’s mission and core values.
  • Engineering students will gain hands on experience in a newly refurbished Engineering space, which will open during the 2017-18 academic year. 
  • Athletes can participate in 11 sports teams, many of which have recently won conference and association championships. Track and field is the newest sport added, with competition beginning this academic year. 
  • Students can receive tutoring, attend academic workshops, learn study skills, and receive other academic support in the Gruskin Learning Center.

It is not too late to apply for the Fall 2017 semester.  Come and see what we’re all about.  For more information, click here, talk to your admissions counselor or visit