Funding for Lincoln University Passes General Assembly, Signed by Gov. Wolf
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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the $14.8 million state funding bill for Lincoln University on Friday, clearing the way for students to continue their education.
The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Lincoln’s 2017-18 appropriations bill on October 25, after a delay of more than three months. After the bills passed the General Assembly, the Wolf administration was able to release the funds, ensuring Lincoln students continue to receive a world-class liberal arts education at an affordable price.
Lincoln joined the other state-related universities — Pennsylvania State University, University of Pittsburgh, and Temple University — and the University of Pennsylvania veterinary school in awaiting about $600 million in total state support during the budget impasse because of a $2.2 billion state deficit.
“We are grateful for the continued investment in Lincoln University provided by the Commonwealth,” said Lincoln President Brenda A. Allen. “Lincoln’s appropriation ensures we can keep tuition low for hundreds of Pennsylvania students and their families, while also providing them with a high quality education by excellent faculty.”
In addition to keeping resident tuition increases as low as possible, Lincoln has implemented a tuition freeze for students, which is a commitment that allows a student who enters Lincoln as a freshman to have the same tuition cost over the next three years.