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Students at Greater Allegheny campus to experience no tuition increase for 2018-19

The Penn State Board of Trustees approved the University’s 2018-2019 budget last month. Penn State Greater Allegheny is pleased to announce that Pennsylvania residents will not experience a tuition increase for the 2018-2019 school year.  At the Greater Allegheny campus, this is the fourth consecutive year of no increase for state residents.  A modest out of state increase was approved.

“Penn State is committed to making education both accessible and affordable, and I am pleased to see that in-state tuition rates will remain unchanged for the 2018-19 academic year,” stated Penn State Greater Allegheny’s Chancellor Dr. Jacqueline Edmondson. “Penn State Greater Allegheny provides transformative educational opportunities, and we are looking forward to a wonderful academic year with new programs and initiatives.”

Our campus is an affordable choice for students looking to attend Penn State. Even with the tuition remaining the same there will be more opportunities opening up for students on our campus.  Students will have access to resources that will make their college experience at Penn State Greater Allegheny an experience like no other.

The new educational and quality of life programs that will be provided are as follows:

  • New students beginning their Penn State journey at Greater Allegheny can take part in the Greater Reads program. This is an opportunity to engage with other new students and share thoughts on the featured book. This year’s book of choice is Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass.
  • All students will benefit from our Strength and Conditioning Room with Olympic Style Weights generously donated by our alumnus Regis Becker.
  • Students residing in McKeesport Hall, our 210-bed residence hall, will now have access to a Community Kitchen. Students can fix a home cooked meal even when they are away from home.
  • A co-ed golf team is the newest intercollegiate sport to join our other 11 teams. Penn State Greater Allegheny’s teams have a winning tradition in conference and association championships.
  • All students, faculty, and staff will participate in a Digital Fluency Initiative, focused on coding, digital storytelling, and data analysis.  

Applications for the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2019 semesters are being accepted. For more information about our campus visit