New Keystone Scholars program introduced to help PA families save for higher education

New Keystone Scholars program introduced to help PA families save for higher education

Treasurer Joe Torsella announced Monday that Pennsylvania is launching the Keystone Scholars program. 

This program's purpose is to help encourage Pennsylvania families to plan for their children's higher education, and, to help start them off, it will give children a $100 grant at birth. 

This program will start in six counties--Delaware, Elk, Indiana, Luzerne, Mifflin, and Westmoreland--and will be provided to all children born or adopted in 2018 and 2019. 

Monday, February 26, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
PASSHE Chancellor highlights state schools' successes

PASSHE Chancellor highlights state schools' successes

Dr. Karen M. Whitney, the Chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, lead a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda Thursday afternoon to highlight Pennsylvania's public colleges' successes and how Pennsylvania schools prepare students for their careers and life after graduation.

Thursday, February 22, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
“Promise Plan” proposes free college tuition

“Promise Plan” proposes free college tuition

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center and Keystone Research Center recently released a plan to make college more affordable for Pennsylvania high school students. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
House Democratic Policy committee reviews college affordability, discusses new taxes

House Democratic Policy committee reviews college affordability, discusses new taxes

The House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing Monday morning to discuss the topic of public higher education and the costs associated with it.

The hearing was designed to learn the impact of funding to the system and how legislators could aid the public higher education system through strategic state policy to increase dollars sent to higher education.

Act 188 of 1992 created the state system’s mission statement by employing the highest quality education at the lowest possible cost, but Pennsylvania ranks 47th out of the 50 states for per student allocation for public higher education according to Dr. Kenneth Mash, President of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University faculties (APSCUF).

Monday, June 19, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
RSS
123