Temple Trustees set tuition, fees for coming school year

Temple University’s Board of Trustees today approved a 5.9 percent base tuition increase for the 2010-11 school year. Mandatory student fees will remain the same.

“We strive to keep costs to students and families low and focus our expenditures on delivering a high quality education,” said Anthony Wagner, senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. “Temple remains a great value in higher education.”

For most Temple undergraduate students, tuition will increase by $660 to $11,834 for in-state students and by $1,208 to $21,662 for out-of-state students.

Additionally, the university will consolidate — but not increase — mandatory student fees which cover technology, student activities, recreational facilities and student health. For a full-time student, fees will remain $295 per semester.

Last year, Temple reduced its operating budget by $40 million to provide for a historically low tuition increase of 2.9 percent.