Speaker Turzai Calls for State-related Universities to Freeze Tuition for Pennsylvania Students in 2018-19
HARRISBURG –Speaker of the Pennsylvania House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement regarding the passage of funding for state-related universities:

“With large bipartisan votes, the General Assembly appropriated tax dollars to Pitt, Penn State, Temple, Lincoln, and the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School in the amount of almost $600 million today. These monies need to be used to help lower tuition for Pennsylvania students attending these universities. These schools received almost 8 percent increases in funding from 2014-15 up to and through the 2016-17 budget. We are hoping that these state-related universities make a commitment to not increase tuition and room and board for our Pennsylvania students attending these institutions for the 2018-19 school year now that state tax dollars have been appropriated.  These appropriations should be focused on making higher education more affordable for Pennsylvania students.”

Representative Mike Turzai
Speaker of the House
28th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives