While many prices continue to rise nationwide, tuition for Pennsylvania state universities, including Millersville University, will remain the same for a fourth consecutive year.
The state’s Board of Governors of the Education System voted to freeze tuition for its 14 state colleges on Thursday afternoon. MU previously reduced the cost of its residence halls last year, which led to a decrease in the total cost of attendance.
“The University of Millersville is committed to providing students with an exceptional and affordable education. The past two years have challenged our students and their families, and we must do everything we can to contain the costs,” MU President Daniel Wubah said in a statement Thursday. “In the absence of tuition increases and reductions in the cost of residence halls, we have reduced the total cost of attending Millersville University, bucking the trend for higher education .”
Base tuition for undergraduates at state universities has been $7,716 for the past three years, according to a news release. In-state tuition at MU will remain at $9,570 for 15 credits per semester, while the total cost of attendance, including tuition, tuition, room, and board, is expected to be of $24,742 for the 2022-23 school year.
MU, Shippensburg, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania are the three public universities that charge per-credit tuition.
Although the institution has reduced housing and will maintain tuition fees, board and health service costs will gradually increase for each student.
For housing, students will continue to pay $3,894 to $4,555 per semester during the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years, depending on which suite they live in.
Tuition will increase by 4.7%, or $100 per semester, in each of the next two years. Health services fees will increase by 2.7%, or $3 per semester, for the 2022-23 school year, with no increase for the following year.