Statement on House Bill 1461

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed HB1461, which provides Temple University with $158.2 million for fiscal year 2023-24. Governor Josh Shapiro officially signed the legislation into law earlier today. 

This is the fifth consecutive year in which Temple has received $158.2 million from the Commonwealth. The passage of the Commonwealth funding, which is matched by Temple and is used to provide Pennsylvania students with a $14,400-a-year tuition discount, comes four-and-a-half months after the constitutionally mandated June 30th budget deadline. 

In addition to Temple, HB1461 also provided funding for Pennsylvania’s three other state-related universities: Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Lincoln University.