Penn State $$ Hike

Tuition isn't going up, but the cost of living on campus is.

Penn State students will have to shell out an extra $225 dollars per semester for the 2009-2010 school year. 

Due to budget cuts from the state, university employees are not expected to get pay hikes at the usual levels.

Trustees decided to forego a tuition hike for the rest of this fiscal year.  Instead, students who live on campus will bear the burden of this year's increased costs.

Room and board rates will go up 5.8% at all nine of the University's residential campuses.

It's lower than the 6.8% increase approved last year.

Tuition is expected to go up during Penn State's next accounting year and there will be a hold on hiring for some job positions that are now open.

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