Penn State University’s president says he’ll propose the lowest tuition increase in about 35 years for the coming school year.
Rodney Erickson made his comments Friday as he and leaders of the other state-supported and state-owned universities joined Gov. Tom Corbett at the Capitol to thank Corbett and lawmakers for rescinding a proposed cut of as much as 30 percent in state aid.
Erickson said he’ll ask the Penn State trustees in July to increase tuition for Pennsylvania residents by 2.9 percent at the main campus in State College and 1.9 percent at the commonwealth campuses.
Earlier this month, a report by the U.S. Department of Education ranked Penn State as having the highest in-state tuition of any four-year public university during the 2010-11 school year.