State System Freezes Tuition

Apr 15, 2021

Interim University President Robert Thorn provides an update on the April 15 vote by the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education to freeze undergraduate tuition for 2021-2022. Read President Thorn's message below.

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At its quarterly meeting today, the Board of Governors for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education voted to freeze basic in-state tuition at Cal U and the other 13 System universities.

Undergraduate tuition will remain at $7,716 for the 2021-2022 academic year. The System’s technology fee also will remain unchanged, at $478 for the academic year.

This is the third consecutive year without a tuition increase for Cal U and its sister universities, a historic step intended to keep higher education affordable for students during the ongoing pandemic. The State System has never before set its basic tuition at the same rate for three years in a row.

The Board also adopted a statement affirming its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and it approved a System-wide DEI strategy to address racial harassment and racist speech on campus, enhance mental health resources for all students, and create more diverse and inclusive campus communities.

To read the complete State System news release, visit

What’s next: The Board of Governors will meet again on April 28, when plans will be presented for integrating Cal U, Clarion and Edinboro universities in Western Pennsylvania, and Bloomsburg, Mansfield and Lock Haven universities in the Northeast. Watch for an integration update next week, or visit