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The Board of Governors for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education voted unanimously on Thursday, April 14 to hold tuition at 2019-2020 levels in an effort to maintain the affordability of public higher education at all 14 universities during the ongoing pandemic. 

The unanimous decision keeps basic in-state tuition for 2021-2022 undergraduate Ship students at $319 per credit, allowing the university to continue to provide a high-quality and affordable public education. 

“Shippensburg University is on board with the decision,” said President Laurie A. Carter. “We understand the financial burden caused by the pandemic and our desire will always be for our students to earn the best degree possible at an affordable price.”  

System Chancellor Dan Greenstein proposed freezing tuition for the unprecedented third consecutive year as an essential part the mission of public higher education.

“I am proud to join my fellow Board members in prioritizing an accessible, affordable public higher education for our students,” said Cindy Shapira, chair of the Board of Governors. “A quality education and an affordable one go hand-in-hand at our universities. Students deserve our full support as they continue focusing on attaining a degree through the pandemic.” 

Ship is committed to student learning and personal development through high-quality and innovative coursework that is enhanced by out-of-class experiences. With nearly 250 programs, Shippensburg University offers accredited and industry aligned undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, preparing the workforce of the future, today.