HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Corbett will be appearing with representatives of state-supported universities, including Temple, Pitt, Penn State and Lincoln, to discuss what he'll seek in state aid from the Legislature for the institutions.
Friday's news conference, also including representatives of the 14 state-owned universities, was scheduled for 1 p.m.
Corbett has suggested he'll seek to keep state aid for the universities intact at the current level. On Tuesday, he's announcing his budget plan for the 2013-14 fiscal year that begins July 1. He's also sought to slow the growth of tuition rates at the schools.
Including aid to community colleges and student tuition grants through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, the state provides more than $1.5 billion for higher education. That's down from almost $1.9 billion two years ago.