Temple U announces 2.9 percent tuition increase

PHILADELPHIA (AP) âÄî Students at Temple University will be paying about 3 percent more for tuition next year, the school’s lowest rate hike in 13 years. The university also will increase its financial aid budget by about $21 million over the next three years. For most Temple undergraduates, tuition will rise 2.9 percent in the fall âÄî from $10,858 for in-state students to $11,174. Out-of-state students will pay $20,454, up from $19,878. Temple’s board of trustees set the new figures Thursday, two months earlier than originally scheduled. Officials said it would help students and their families better plan during the economic downturn. Temple is a state-related school in Philadelphia serving about 36,000 students.