Roger Bruszewski

The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) recently approved a $1.5 billion budget, which includes a 4.5 percent tuition increase for Millersville University and other PASSHE universities.

“While we are grateful for this increase, unfortunately with the increased cost for utilities, salary and benefits, state retirement system and health care it is not sufficient to cover the University shortfall,” said Roger Bruszewski, Millersville University vice president for finance and administration.

The new budget calls for expanding educational opportunities, enhancing student services in areas including registration and financial aid, dedicating funding for science initiatives and greater opportunities for students to study abroad and conduct research.

“In challenging fiscal times, we will do our best to provide vital educational opportunities and services that will both help to ensure our students’ success and serve the needs of the Commonwealth,” said PASSHE Chancellor Dr. John C. Cavanaugh.

In addition to the tuition increase, the board approved a $26 per year increase in the technology fee. All funds raised by the technology fee are used to upgrade and replace computers that directly benefit student learning.

The new annual tuition rate for full-time, resident undergraduate students beginning this fall will be $5,804 – the lowest rate among all four-year colleges and universities in Pennsylvania.

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