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Tuition reduced for Somerset County Residents

Posted July 24, 2017 at 1:13 pm

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has announced it will be reducing tuition costs for Somerset County students by nearly 3% to $198 per credit. This reduction lowers the full-time tuition per semester for Somerset County students to just under $3,000, at $2,970.

Pennsylvania Highlands was able to make this adjustment based on its new lease for expansion within Partner’s Hall. Working with the County Commissioners, the College agreed that the cost of the rental space was below actual market value and offered to pass those savings along to all Somerset County students.

“We want our students to earn a degree without incurring debt, and by passing our savings onto the students we are providing them with every opportunity to do just that,” said Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

The tuition and fees schedule is available on the College’s website, under the Pay for College section. Fees for 2017/2018 have not changed from the prior year.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s Accelerated College Education program, which provides opportunities for high school students to earn college credits while still in high school at a low rate of $58/credit, is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partners (NACEP). Penn Highlands is one of only two colleges in the state to hold national accreditation for the program.

Fall classes begin on Monday, August 28, at each of the College’s five locations: Blair, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, Richland, and Somerset.