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    JULY 14, 2005
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Temple announces 6 percent tuition increase for 2005-06

Temple University has announced a 6 percent increase in full-time undergraduate tuition for the 2005-06 academic year.   The change matches last year's hike, also 6 percent, which was the lowest percentage increase in three years.

"We are well aware of the financial pressures facing today's students and I can assure you that Temple is constantly working to keep our costs low and our quality high at a time when our current state appropriation remains below the level of state support we received in 2002," said Temple President David Adamany. "Our commitment to quality means that a Temple education has never been a better value."

Full-time undergraduates who are Pennsylvania residents will pay $9,140 for 2005-06, a $518 increase over the 2004-05 rate. Out-of-state students will pay $16,736, a $948 increase.

The tuition rates were adopted by Temple's Board of Trustees as part of a balanced operating budget of $805.8 million for 2005-06.

Among the initiatives funded by the budget is support for a new one-stop student help center, designed to simplify the registration, billing and financial aid experience; ongoing development of state-of-the-art facilities such as the Ambler Learning Center, the Bell Building Tech Center, 1800 Liacouras Walk and the Student Center expansion; and continuing efforts to grow the ranks of tenured and tenure-track faculty.

In addition, Temple will be allocating additional financial aid to offset the tuition increase for scholarship students and to assist the university in its continuing efforts to recruit well-qualified students, with particular attention to minority students.

"We are investing our resources in ways that students will see and feel," said Adamany.