January 23, 2014 11:48 PM By Bill Schackner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For years, Edinboro University recruiters watched ruefully from a part of Pennsylvania hit hard by population loss as high school graduates defected to Ohio and elsewhere for sharply discounted tuition, sometimes less than prices in their own state.
Efforts by Edinboro to attract out-of-staters were hampered by rules requiring it and Pennsylvania’s 13 other state-owned universities to charge nonresident students thousands of dollars more to attend.
But a vote Thursday by the State System of Higher Education’s board of governors to let Edinboro slash its out-of-state tuition to within a few hundred dollars of what Pennsylvanians pay could begin leveling the playing field, school president Julie Wollman said.
The move is part of a broader State System decision to let individual universities begin modifying tuition and related fees up or down depending on demand and on what it costs to deliver instruction in some majors.
Full story: Pennsylvania State System approves first plans for differing tuition, fees by campus Bill Schackner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/23/14