Penn Highlands reported in top 5% of College AffordabilityPosted July 7, 2016 at 9:15 am
The U.S. Department of Education lists Pennsylvania Highlands Community College for its affordability through the Department’s release of the College Affordability and Transparency (CATC) Lists. According to a study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics using 2014 data, Pennsylvania Highlands ranks 47th in the nation for the lowest net price of two-year public institutions and second in this category for two-year public institutions in the state of Pennsylvania.
The calculation of net price includes a combination of sponsored tuition, fees, and textbook costs for students, minus grants and scholarships received. For the 2013-2014 academic year, 77% of Penn Highlands’ students qualified for and received federal, state, or local aid and/or scholarships.
“This is a testament to the attentiveness our departments have when serving our students and our institution’s commitment to providing the region with an affordable education,” said Dr. Walter Asonevich, College President. “Our responsibility is to these students, so that their futures can be positively impacted through local options that lessen the level of debt incurred while pursuing a college education.”