No increase for Pitt-Bradford tuition in 2015-16

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh board of trustees, acting through its executive committee, has approved no increase in tuition at its Bradford campus for the 2015-16 academic year.

“We are very pleased that Pitt-Bradford’s tuition will not increase this year,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

“We know that high academic quality and affordability are of prime concern to students and their families. With college costs continuing to rise in Pennsylvania and across the nation, this announcement highlights the truly outstanding value of a Pitt-Bradford education.”

The current in-state tuition rate for full-time non-nursing students at Pitt-Bradford is $12,452. Pitt-Bradford also offers several merit-based scholarships to help offset the cost of tuition. For example, qualifying students who live on campus may be eligible for a $5,500 scholarship.

Additionally, during the 2015-16 academic year, first-time, full-time students from Allegany, Cattaraugus or Chautauqua counties in New York who qualify academically are eligible for in-state tuition.

Ninety-three percent of students at Pitt-Bradford receive financial aid with an average award of $18,529 for in-state students. For more information, visit www.upb.pitt.edu/financialaid/.

The executive committee also approved the university’s lowest-percentage tuition increase in 40 years for the Pittsburgh campus.

“Both the governor and the legislature have signaled their support for the university through their budget proposals,” Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said. “With these historically low tuition increases, we are demonstrating our commitment to partnering with the commonwealth by keeping tuition levels as low as possible without weakening academic quality.”

The board has not yet approved an operating budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1. Gallagher explained that the university could not complete its operating budget without knowing the level of support that will be provided in the yet-to-be completed state budget.

“We are announcing tuition rates now, before final approval of state appropriation, so that our students and their families can plan for the coming year,” Gallagher said.

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