Kent State University reduced tuition by more than $6,000 annually for residents of western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia when they attend a KSU regional campus.
The tuition decrease reflects an 80 percent reduction in the surcharge normally assessed to out-of-state students. For example, a full-time out-of-state students taking upper-division classes in the fall of 2011 pay $14,156 a year. Residents in a PA or WV county adjacent to Ohio will pay just $7,788.
"This reduction in tuition will allow students just outside our state lines an opportunity to take advantage of our world-class resources," Kent State President Lester A. Lefton said. "These future students will be able to gain employer-valued skills and make a positive contribution to the local economy upon graduation," Lefton said.
The reduction will be made available to all permanent residents of western Pennsylvania residents in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence and Mercer counties. Northern West Virginia residents in Brooke, Hancock and Ohio counties also will benefit from the initiative.
Ashtabula Campus Dean Susan Stocker is pleased that individuals who live just across the state line will be able to take advantage of this reduced rate. "With our new state-of-the-art health and science building, our high-quality nursing and allied health programs that lead to recession proof jobs and clinical locations close to home, this is the perfect opportunity for these residents to better afford an education," Stocker said.
The Ashtabula Campus of Kent State University is about an hour drive from Erie or Edinboro. Call 440-964-3322 for more information. Or plan a visit www.ashtabula.kent.edu/visit.