Our brothers and sisters in higher education are working to make public college more affordable and
The plan for Pennsylvania to reset higher-education affordability started with Keystone Research Center and Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center’s report, “The Pennsylvania Promise: Making College Affordable and Securing Pennsylvania’s Economic Future.” Click here to read the full report. It advocates for more affordable access to post-secondary education in Pennsylvania, which has suffered decades of disinvestment. As a result, students are picking up more and more of the tab, leaving school with thousands of dollars in debt — if they can afford to attend college at all.
Pennsylvania could promise to:
- Cover up to four years of tuition and fees at one of the Commonwealth’s 14 public community colleges — or until an associate degree is complete
- Cover four years of tuition and fees for any recent high school graduate with a family income less than or equal to $110,000 per year accepted into one of the 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education
- Provide four years of tuition and fees not to exceed the State System tuition rate, depending on family income, for students accepted into a state-related university
- Finance the expansion of grant assistance to adults seeking in-demand skills and industry-recognized credentials, as well as college credit
Click here to download at PDF of information about college affordability and student debt.