Citing rising student debt as important issue, Temple University’s Board of Trustees voted today to freeze base tuition and make an additional $8 million in financial aid available to students.
“These steps help in a very real and measurable way to ensure that Temple remains a terrific value in higher education,” said Richard Englert, who will become the university’s acting president July 1.
In- and out-of-state undergrads will avoid a tuition increase for the 2012-13 academic year, and base tuition will remain stable for many grad students. Mandatory fees will hold steady at $295 per semester.
The Fall 2012 semester is expected to bring 7,000 more students to Temple, pushing the total to nearly 40,000.