Harrisburg University Freezes Tuition for Second Straight Year

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is holding the line against rising college costs by keeping its undergraduate tuition frozen at $23,900 for 2014-2015, keeping its tuition $6,700 below the average for private universities in Pa.
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Aug. 21, 2014 - PRLog -- Harrisburg University of Science and Technology President Eric Darr today announced that the private university is holding the line against rising college costs by  keeping its undergraduate tuition frozen at $23,900 for 2014-2015, keeping the school's tuition $6,700 below the average for private universities in Pennsylvania.   This marks the second straight year the university has kept its tuition frozen.

“The pursuit of a college degree can be financially challenging and our decision to hold the line on college tuition for current or new students is a decidedly bold move in a climate where higher education costs continue to increase. When compared to other private colleges in Pennsylvania, Harrisburg University stands out as an affordable choice for a quality education,” says Darr.

Today’s announcement keeps University annual tuition at $23,900 for full-time undergraduatesfor the second year.

“While Harrisburg University is expanding its enrollment and locations, we are committed to holding the line and keeping education affordable,” says Darr. “Attending a private university is a rewarding experience, but the perception of many Americans is that it isn’t attainable. We want to show students and their families that earning your degree at Harrisburg University is affordable.”

Additionally, the University garnered national attention for  simplifying the scholarship process and awarding scholarships on this straight forward basis: $20,000 for a 3.8 high school GPA, $10,000 for a 3.3 GPA, $8,000 for a 3.0 GPA, and $6,000 for a 2.7 GPA.

“We figured that students good grades in high school predicted the motivated college student they’ll become, and we want them to join our student body. We’re really proud to be a university that rewards good grades. It’s the kind of fresh thinking that makes us stand out from the crowd of universities. Also, graduates from any Dauphin County School District, Harrisburg School District, Philadelphia School District, Baltimore School District or D.C. School District may qualify for a full-tuition scholarship, too,” says Darr.

Plus transfer students from Harrisburg Area Community College or other regionally accredited community colleges and universities can earn $8,000 to full-tuition scholarships.

“The HU vision means investing in our students, building our community and strengthening Central Pennsylvania's economy. Access to an affordable science and technology education is essential to economic development in the region,” says Darr. “HU is dedicated to enriching the lives of students studying for careers in math, science, engineering, technology (STEM) fields. And with a student body that is nearly half minority and women, HU is making a college degree possible for two groups of students that have been the most under-represented in the science and technology fields.”

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private university offering bachelor-of-science and graduate degree programs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. For more information on the University's affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717.901.5146 or email, Connect@HarrisburgU.edu (https://mobile.harrisburgu.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=dZIFdsBwd...)

Steven Infanti
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology News
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