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A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

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Posted on July 18, 2016

To: All Cal U students
From: President Geraldine M. Jones

Portrait of President Geraldine M. Jones

This week the Board of Governors for the State System of Higher Education approved a new tuition rate for all 14 state-owned universities, including Cal U.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, undergraduates who reside in Pennsylvania will pay $3,619 per semester, an increase of $89 per semester over last year’s tuition cost.

Thanks to cost-cutting efforts across the State System, including those at Cal U, this 2.5 percent tuition increase is the smallest in more than a decade. Even at the new rate, tuition at Cal U and its “sister” institutions is your most affordable option among all four-year colleges and universities in the state.

More importantly, a Cal U education remains an excellent value for our students and their families.

Our expert faculty provide students with learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Student Success Facilitators and career advisers are here to support you every step of the way. As a Cal U student, you can begin shaping your future even before you graduate — and that effort pays off.

A recent survey of nearly 4,300 graduates from the classes of 2010-2015 shows that 99 percent are employed, continuing their education or serving in the military.

That’s one reason why The Princeton Review consistently has listed Cal U among the best colleges and universities in the northeastern United States.

If you are concerned about tuition costs, I encourage you to contact the Office of Financial Aid right away. Ask questions now, before the fall semester begins, and we will do our best to address your concerns. We want to help you stay on track, so you can complete your degree as efficiently and affordably as possible.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer. I look forward to seeing you back on campus!

Interim President Jones' signature.
Geraldine M. Jones
President, California University of Pennsylvania

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