The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The Cathedral of Learning

Editorial | Discounted in-state tuition is more important now than ever

By The Pitt News Editorial Board July 11, 2023
In the wake of the blow to affirmative action, keeping in-state tuition rates low is more important than ever to maintain college accessibility.
Ciara Gordon, a University of Pittsburgh student with ambitions of being a pediatrician, sits for a portrait in a Pitt classroom on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, in Oakland. Gordon, originally from Homewood, received enough scholarships and grants to make her education at Pitt possible. She was involved in some of Pitts advocacy efforts to maintain its in-state tuition discount last year.

The high cost of higher ed: Pitt is one of the nation’s priciest public universities for local families

By Betul Tuncer and Emma Folts June 5, 2023
Even with financial aid, Pitt families pay more than those nationwide who send their children to their university next door.
The Cathedral of Learning and William Pitt Union on campus.

Gallagher: Pitt’s in-state tuition discount at risk

By Martha Layne and Jon Moss April 1, 2022
Reduced tuition for in-state Pitt students is at risk, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said. He blamed “some House Republicans and a select number of their leadership” for using “unrelated issues as political bargaining chips” to not support the taxpayer-funded discount.
Opinion | Work-study is unrealistic for busy students with bills to pay

Opinion | Work-study is unrealistic for busy students with bills to pay

By Jessica Snyder, For The Pitt News October 5, 2021
College isn’t free, and I’m not expecting it to be, but the FWS Program is simply not worth it in the long run if students want to make actual money.
Pitt’s Student Government Board has big plans for the 2021-22 academic year. Meet this year’s board and learn about their priorities and plans.

Across the board: Meet this year’s student government

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer August 20, 2021
After a tumultuous election season and a year of online classes, Pitt’s Student Government Board has big plans for the 2021-22 academic year. The Pitt News spoke with the board to learn about their top priorities and plans to improve campus life this fall.
The Cathedral of Learning alongside the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain.

Pitt petitions court to dismiss tuition refund case from last spring

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor April 22, 2021
Pitt submitted a document to a federal court on Thursday asking that it dismiss a case from last spring where students were seeking tuition refunds after classes shifted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flat tuition, fees expected for next year, Gallagher says

Flat tuition, fees expected for next year, Gallagher says

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss June 11, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that he expected tuition, as well as room and board fees, to remain flat for the 2020-21 academic year.
The University Senate Council discussed tuition and international outreach at its first meeting.

Senate Council talks international outreach, financial aid programs

By Rebecca Johnson, For The Pitt News September 18, 2019
Officials discussed the charged political climate affecting the University’s international outreach and tuition increases, among other topics.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a proposal Wednesday to make college more accessible for New Mexico residents.

Editorial: Make college tuition free

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 18, 2019
Free tuition is an investment in students that will hopefully help break the cycle of crippling college debt and unemployment we face today.
Tuition will be increasing again for the 2019-20 school year.

Opinion | Action needed to curb tuition increases

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist August 25, 2019
In order to curb tuition increases, Pitt should find ways to make money that don’t rely on students bearing the financial brunt of every project the school decides to pursue.
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