Inflation pressures Pennsylvania universities to hike tuition

A period of pandemic tuition freezes has mostly thawed at Pennsylvania universities.

What’s happening: Temple and Penn State, two of Pennsylvania’s partially private colleges, both recently announced tuition hikes for the upcoming school year, joining a choir of establishments blaming inflation as one of the main drivers of rising education costs.

Why it matters: It’s making the already exorbitant cost of higher education even more expensive.

Driving the news: Penn State University announced last week that it’s raising undergraduate tuition by 5% at its University Park campus and 2% at the Commonwealth campuses.

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