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Pennsylvania Governor Extracts Pledge of Tuition Freeze From State Board

Expressing some anger at Gov. Tom Wolf’s insistence that an extra $45.3 million for the state-university system was contingent on a tuition freeze, the governing board of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education narrowly accepted the deal in a nonbinding resolution. Board members said it was the first time a governor had delivered such an ultimatum to the 14-campus system.


HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf demanded and received in writing a tuition freeze pledge from the board that oversees the 14 state-owned universities. But it also earned him ill will. A reluctant and at times angry board of governors for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education narrowly approved a nonbinding resolution Wolf had sought that provides a one-year tuition freeze in exchange for $45.3 million more in state aid.

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