APPROPRIATION REQUEST

  • The University is requesting a total appropriation of $350.5 million, representing an 11 percent increase in each of the following four line items.
    • A $25.3 million increase in the Educational and General (E&G) or General Support line item.
    • An increase in the amount of $5.7 million is requested for our programs in Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension.
    • Increased support of $2.2 million is included for the Pennsylvania College of Technology to build on recent increased investments from the Commonwealth to expand instructional capacity in the technical fields most in demand by students and Pennsylvania employers.
    • Additional State and Federal Medical Assistance funding of $1.5 million also is included for the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

TUITION

  • If the Commonwealth is able to provide the requested appropriation, Penn State will not increase base tuition for Pennsylvania resident undergraduate students for the second time in three years.  Tuition for graduate students and non-resident students would increast by an aggregate of 2.99 percent.

BASIC OPERATING COSTS

  • Benefits – Respond to the increasing employer contribution rate for the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) and an estimated increase in health care.
  • Facilities – Provide for facilities cost increases, including increasing fuel and utilities costs, the maintenance and operation of new facilities, the necessary additional funding to address asset preservation of an aging physical plant, and to support the capital needs related to major renewals and replacements of facilities across our multiple locations.
  • Faculty and Staff Compensation – Provide a modest pool of funds for merit-based inflationary increases with a smaller pool to address targeted market and equity concerns as well as the funds necessary to fulfill contractual obligations.

 

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