Due to the economic challenges facing Pennsylvania and the nation, Penn State President Eric J. Barron announced plans today (April 23) to freeze tuition rates for all students University-wide for the 2020-21 academic year. The plan, which will be presented to the University’s Board of Trustees for final approval at its July meeting, would mark the third consecutive year that Penn State has held tuition rates flat for Pennsylvania resident students.
In the face of severe financial impacts to the University brought on by the global coronavirus pandemic, on April 23 Penn State President Eric J. Barron announced some salary adjustments; a 3% across-the-board cut to university budgets in the next fiscal year; and his intention to work with the Board of Trustees to freeze tuition for the 2020-21 academic year to limit student costs.
Whether it’s through class gifts focused on student mental health and food insecurity or their everyday commitment to supporting student wellness and helping those in need, Penn State President Eric Barron highlights the many ways that Penn State students show care and compassion for their peers in his latest blog.
On April 3, Penn State President Eric J. Barron and Penn State Mont Alto Chancellor Francis K. Achampong were joined by other Penn State administrators and local community leaders for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Mont Alto LaunchBox ― a business incubator funded by the Invent Penn State initiative.