HARRISBURG – Following passage of legislation to freeze tuition for students of Pennsylvania’s four state-related universities, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton), the Republican chairman of the House Education Committee, issued the following statement:
“This bill helps make the dream of higher education – whether for kids and families or someone looking to advance in or even start a new career – more accessible and affordable. This entire debate is about helping families across the Commonwealth.
“The reason we were able to advance this bill today was because of leadership across the board, from here in the House to the university level. Positive things happen for Pennsylvanians when all sides come to the table in earnest and work through differences. This bill is a positive step forward. I think we’ll see more positives steps in the future, including the addition of performance-based metrics at our state-related universities.”
House Bill 612
, which includes a tuition freeze for the 2024-25 school year at the University of Pittsburgh, Temple, Lincoln and Penn State, now goes to the Senate for consideration.
Representative Jesse Topper
Pennsylvania House of Representatives