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Penn State planning to freeze 2020-21 tuition to help ease COVID-19 hardships

Due to the economic challenges facing Pennsylvania and the nation, Penn State President Eric J. Barron announced plans today (April 23) to freeze tuition rates for all students University-wide for the 2020-21 academic year. The plan, which will be presented to the University’s Board of Trustees for final approval at its July meeting, would mark the third consecutive year that Penn State has held tuition rates flat for Pennsylvania resident students.

A message from Penn State President Eric J. Barron

In the face of severe financial impacts to the University brought on by the global coronavirus pandemic, on April 23 Penn State President Eric J. Barron announced some salary adjustments; a 3% across-the-board cut to university budgets in the next fiscal year; and his intention to work with the Board of Trustees to freeze tuition for the 2020-21 academic year to limit student costs.

Brandon Burchette at Penn State Capital Day 2019

Brandon Burchette, senior communications student at Penn State New Kensington, speaks at Penn State Capital Day on March 20, 2019. Burchette shared his personal journey to the campus and how it has impacted his life and set him on a path for success.