Penn State Students March in Protest of Rising Tuition Costs


UNIVERSITY PARK — About 50 to 75 Penn State students gathered on campus at the Shields Building to protest tuition bills that continue to spiral upward.

A typical in-state undergraduate student is paying about $15,000 for tuition in 2010-11, including fees, about $7,500 a semester. Out of state students are paying about $26,000 for the year.

That number has been going up every year. University officials point to flat state funding. Tuition for in-state students jumped 5.9 percent this year.

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