Penn State trustees approve settlements, tuition

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Penn State trustees say several tentative settlements have been made with men who claim former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused them. The board voted Friday to authorize members of a committee to approve settlements in the matter.

 

The deals are limited to a range of dollar values that the board received in a closed-door session. The school says it won’t be commenting until the deals have been made final, which could happen in the coming weeks. Sandusky is serving a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

 

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s Board of Trustees has approved a $4.42 billion budget and tuition increases averaging about 2.8 percent for all students. The board met at Penn State’s Fayette campus in Uniontown.

 

In-state students at the main campus can expect the largest increase, 3.4 percent, which would raise tuition about $264 per semester for freshmen and sophomores. Out-of-state main campus students will pay $400 more per semester, although their increase is smaller by percentage. Satellite campus students will see smaller increases.

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