2009-03-26 / Local & State

Penn State Mulls Lowering Proposed Tuition Hike

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Trustees of Penn State University are discussing whether to lower next year's projected tuition increases.

The discussion comes in response to concerns about how the recession has affected students and their families.

The trustees had earlier approved a projected 5.5 percent tuition increase for students at the main University Park campus, and a 4.9 percent increase for students at all other campuses.

Trustees said Friday they are considering reducing those increases by at least 1 percent.

They say the amount will depend on how much state funding the university receives and other economic factors that emerge between now and when tuition is set at the July board meeting.

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