Posted July 9, 2019

Temple freezes undergraduate base tuition for Pennsylvania students

Undergraduate base tuition for out-of-state students will increase by only 2.9 percent, while mandatory fees for all students will be kept flat.

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Ryan S. Brandenberg
Temple announced that undergraduate base tuition will remain flat for Pennsylvania residents for the 2019–2020 academic year.

Temple University’s Board of Trustees on July 9 approved the university’s tuition for the 2019–2020 academic year, including no increase in the undergraduate base tuition for Pennsylvania residents.
Annual undergraduate base tuition for Pennsylvania residents will remain $16,080 for a second consecutive year. For out-of-state students, undergraduate base tuition will be $28,994, an increase of 2.9 percent, or $818. Mandatory fees for all students will remain $890 per year. This represents the second time in eight years that the board has frozen undergraduate base tuition for Pennsylvanians.

“I want to thank our Board of Trustees for approving this year’s freeze to our undergraduate base tuition for in-state residents. I especially want to salute outgoing chairman, Patrick O’Connor, who was a main driving force behind this action,” said President Richard M. Englert. “This is a testament to the trustees’ recognition that the cost of tuition is critically important for students and their families. Coupled with our Fly in 4 program and our investments in student financial aid, keeping the sticker price of undergraduate base tuition flat for Pennsylvania residents for the coming year is a centerpiece in our strategy to manage student debt.”

“My fellow trustees and I care deeply about the students at Temple University,” O’Connor said. “We are proud to do our part to ensure our students will have access to a high-quality education at the best possible value.”
This year, the Commonwealth appropriation for Temple is $158.2 million, an increase of 2 percent over last year. The increased support from the Commonwealth, Englert said, was also a factor in allowing the university to hold flat its undergraduate base tuition for Pennsylvania residents and its mandatory fees for all students for the coming year. 
“Temple has long advocated that supporting Pennsylvania’s students is one of the best investments our Commonwealth can make,” Englert said. “We are so grateful to our governor, senators and state representatives for their support. By investing in higher education, they are ensuring a better future for Pennsylvania's families.”
Freezing undergraduate base tuition for in-state students is a measure that will support roughly three quarters of Temple’s undergraduate population.
“True to our mission, Temple remains an accessible and affordable gateway to a high-quality education, and our students continue to reach new heights,” Englert continued. “In the past couple of years alone, we have celebrated a Rhodes Scholar, two Goldwater Scholars and record numbers of Fulbright scholars. We welcome our next class of outstanding students.”
About 18.4 percent of Temple’s undergraduate tuition revenue goes to support financial aid for students.