Temple University announces 2.8 percent tuition increase

Temple University’s Board of Trustees today approved a 2.8 percent increase in 2015–2016 undergraduate base tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition will be $14,398 for Pennsylvania residents and $24,704 for nonresidents.

Student fees will increase $100 a year, to $790, to further support technology, student programming and student recreation services.

“Temple University remains committed to keeping an excellent education accessible and affordable,” President Neil D. Theobald said. “In keeping with that commitment, we have allocated an additional $6 million to student financial aid and ensured that there are no discretionary additions to our budget.”

Contractual obligations for salaries and benefits are the primary cost drivers for this year’s increase. Base tuition at Temple has been held to an average 2.4 percent increase for the previous three years.

Temple supports students in managing college costs through the Fly in 4 program, which provides undergraduates with various resources they need to graduate in four years. The program also awards need-based grants to eligible students so they can limit their number of work hours to focus more on academics.

In addition, Temple has expanded its courses and services in financial literacy, including the online Student Loan and Money Management Center.

View the Temple University 2015–2016 Tuition Rate Schedule by school/college and access Temple’s Tuition Calculator by visiting the Bursar’s Office website.