State Senator Introduces Plan to Lower Penn State Tuition by 60 Percent

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Tuition could drop by 60 percent for both in-state and out-of-state students if Pennsylvania legislators adopt a plan introduced by State Sen. Joe Conti, the Daily Collegian reports. The plan would levy taxes on previously exempt items such as water bottles and haircuts-allowing in-state tuition to drop from $12,164 a year to just $4,895, and out-of-state from $22,712 to $9,140, says Conti, who also sits on Penn State's board of trustees.