BREAKING: Temple will NOT be raising your tuition
SB 328 has passed
At 7:38 eastern, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to pass SB 328 (D-Hughes), which detailed the Commonwealth's funding allocated to Temple University each year.
The passage comes after a grueling 3-month long budget stalemate which entangled the University's funding including the in-state tuition discount, over 20,000 students rely on at Temple University.
Temple's Office of Government Affairs, the office who oversees the interaction with local, state, and federal legislators―announced the passage in the tweet below.
— Temple Gov't Affairs (@TUGovtAffairs) October 25, 2017
Thanks to your quick action in calling your representatives, the budget (SB238) was passed and Temple will remain a state-related school!
— Temple Student Gov (@TempleTSG) October 26, 2017
The passage comes after a strong effort from Temple Student Government who setup tables around campus to aide in contacting Pennsylvania legislators in hopes of passing the bill.
With the funding passed by a near-unanimous vote, the Temple community can breathe a sigh of relief as it will continue operations without having to cut the in-state tuition discount or any programs which could be lost due to a ten percent hit to its budget.