Costs are rising at three colleges and universities in eastern Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the University of Pennsylvania announced Thursday its total cost including fees is increasing nearly 4 percent to $66,000.
The hike comes after Swarthmore College approved a plan last weekend to increase tuition and room-and-board fees 3.5 percent to nearly $64,000 for the 2016-17 school year.
Both schools say there will be significant increases in financial aid available. Both provide financial aid using grants instead of loans in their student aid awards.
A 3.5 percent tuition increase is also planned at Villanova University. The total price at that suburban Philadelphia university is set to be more than $62,000.