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lowest in decades; differential tuition plan adopted
Penn State's tuition increase this fall will be the lowest in decades for most students. Penn State has expanded existing differential tuition rates to reflect more closely the cost of a student's education. The policy keeps the 1997-98 base tuition increase to 3.7 percent for more than 55 percent of its students -- the lowest general tuition increase since 1968.
Sloan Foundation gives $1.3
million to World Campus
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a $1.3 million grant to Penn State to help the University launch its World Campus -- a University-wide initiative with no walls, where learning is accomplished via the Internet and other new information technologies.
Congress to discuss taxability
of tuition benefit
The taxability of the tuition reduction benefit offered to many employees of higher education institutions across the nation will soon be the topic of debate by Congress.
On May 12, roughly 70 recently hired faculty members boarded a pair of buses with President Graham B. Spanier for a two-day tour of western Pennsylvania to see first-hand the impact the University has statewide. To see photos from the trip, click here.
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