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July 13, 2012

UPJ tuition rising 2%

JOHNSTOWN — Pitt-Johnstown students soon will see a small rise in tuition costs.

The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees on Friday announced a

2 percent tuition increase for the school’s branch campuses. For example, a full-time, in-state undergraduate will pay $11,970 annually, up from $11,736.

“We’re very pleased that the increase was kept to such a low level,” said Robert Knipple, Pitt-Johns­town’s associate vice president for alumni and community relations.

“Hopefully it’s not going to create any undue hardship, as a larger increase would have.”

Pitt administrators recently learned the university system would receive $136 million in funding when the state adopted its 2012-13 budget.

It is the same amount allocated during the previous fiscal year.

“Given the development with the budget, we were convinced it would be a minimal (tuition) increase,” Knipple said.

Tuition at Pitt’s main campus will go up by 3 percent. An in-state undergraduate at the school of arts and sciences now will pay $15,730 annually.

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