by Kierstin Rhinier
PA Budget Information
With the FAFSA deadline fast approaching and plans in gear for the upcoming 2012/2013 school year, Governor Corbett has added to our own pressure by proposing to cut budgets across the state, especially for higher education. The proposed budget cut for the 14 PASSHE institutions is roughly $82.5 million dollars, This proposal puts state school funding below the 1989-90 budget level.
Every time Governor Corbett cuts the budget, tuition is raised. Last year when he proposed cutting the budget from $444 million to $232 million state tuition went up almost 7.5 percent. With higher tuition and lower budgets, financial aid will also be cut across the state impacting many students and their families. Are you prepared as a student to pay more? What does this budget cut mean for the future of high school students who can not possibly afford college without help from the state? Corbett’s cuts not only affect students tuition, but every single part of the colleges; resources will be cut and the institutions will not be able to continue moving toward the future.
Corbett’s education cuts to the state of Pennsylvania so far are the highest in the country.
Remember, “united we stand, underfunded we fail.” So what are you going to do?
You can help. Every voice matters.
Check your email for a message from the KU President about Corbett’s new plan.
Read more on what Corbett is proposing, as well as what it means for your future as a student.