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State lawmakers voted to fund Pitt and save the in-state tuition rate

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On July 8, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law an appropriation bill that will help fund the University of Pittsburgh’s in-state tuition rate for Pennsylvania students. This development clears the way for Pitt to receive nearly $152 million in funding for the 2022-23 academic year.

“The University of Pittsburgh is honored to extend our partnership with the state and grateful for the many lawmakers and community members who stood up, spoke up and advocated on behalf of Pennsylvania’s students and families,” said Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher. “This funding — every penny — will continue to support our in-state tuition discount, which remains both a powerful benefit and a life-changing investment in Pennsylvania’s students, families and future.”

Pitt has successfully partnered with the commonwealth for nearly 60 years. Today, this partnership helps to support an in-state tuition discount for nearly 17,000 undergraduates and reduces the average Pitt student’s tuition bill by about $15,000 annually — or $60,000 over a standard four-year undergraduate career. The commonwealth covers approximately 60% while Pitt covers the remainder.

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The University of Pittsburgh is a top-ranked public university in the commonwealth, educating about 20,000 Pennsylvanians and injecting an estimated $4.2 billion into the state each year. Pitt is also a national leader in academic excellence and biomedical research — maintaining a top spot in research funds received from the National Institutes of Health — and a proud community anchor, transforming local lives and communities with its mission of creating and leveraging knowledge for society’s gain. Read more about Pitt’s contributions to the commonwealth.