• Jared Johnson of East Stroudsburg University
  • BSGP students holding PAASHE advocacy campaign sign
  • Heather Bowers of PennWest Edinboro University
  • BSGP student holding PAASHE advocacy campaign sign
  • Karah Donahey of Slippery Rock University
  • BSGP student holding PAASHE advocacy campaign sign
  • Jaleah Bowman-Blanton of Cheyney University
  • BSGP student holding PAASHE advocacy campaign sign
  • Meghan of Slippery Rock University
  • BSGP students holding PAASHE advocacy campaign sign
  • Madalyn Walters ofEast Stroudsburg University
  • BSGP student holding PAASHE advocacy campaign sign


Advocacy Resource Center


Fund Pennsylvania's Future

The State System’s advocacy campaign—Fund Pennsylvania’s Future—calls for state investment to provide PASSHE with an inflationary funding increase to keep tuition affordable for students and a targeted investment to educate students for careers in high-growth jobs and occupations strengthening Pennsylvania’s workforce and economy.

In collaboration with university leadership, students, faculty, staff, trustees and supporters of PASSHE, the State System seeks to achieve the fiscal year 2023-24 funding request by promoting the power and promise of PASSHE – its impact and value – and highlighting how PASSHE can positively contribute more graduates and close Pennsylvania’s talent gap.


Position PASSHE as the high-quality, affordable option to meet the state’s growing talent demand in order to secure impactful state investment supporting education and general operating expenses, including keeping tuition affordable; to remove financial barriers for students; and to support student success and increase credentialing growth in six high-growth program areas: education, business, nursing, computer science, social services, and engineering.

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The State System is requesting a state funding package to support student affordability and help tackle the labor shortage in high-growth jobs and industries:

  • $573.5 million, an inflationary increase of $21 million (3.8%), in addition to the new funding below, would enable the Board of Governors to consider freezing the basic in-state undergraduate tuition rate for an unprecedented fifth consecutive year.
  • $112 million in new funding would strategically strengthen the workforce by enrolling and graduating students prepared for careers with significant labor shortages. $99 million would be used for targeted student support, i.e., financial aid, and $13 million to supplement high-cost, high-growth programs.
$112 million for targeted program investment and targeted student support Budget Request Overview
Budget Request Top 10 FAQ
Budget Request Press Release​​

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How to Take Action

Now through June 30, 2023, PASSHE students, alumni, and faculty can share their stories and testimonials and act as champions on behalf of PASSHE and its universities. Other advocates can amplify these stories along with impactful data to support the State System’s 2023-24 request.

The FY 2023-24 request strategically targets investment in high-growth jobs and industries. Students, alumni, and faculty can demonstrate what additional investment would mean to students and PASSHE universities, along with the impact it would have on the commonwealth.

  • Write letters and emails
  • Be an online advocate​
  • Share your story by video​
  • Meet with legislators
  • Contact your legislators by phone
Find your legislator
Legislative Maps
Fall 2022 PA House Legislative Reports
Fall 2022 PA Senate Legislative Reports
Legislative Meeting Reporting Form​​

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Breakdown of Targeted Student Support

Six high-growth areas table

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Advocacy Guide

A Guide to Meeting with Your Legislators

Be prepared with everything you’ll need to know to advocate for the State System including requesting a meeting, preparing for a meeting, telling your story, and delivering your message. 

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Graphic Toolkit

Use this toolkit of downloadable campaign posters, banners, State System logos, and brand graphics throughout the #FundPASSHE4PA Advocacy Campaign.

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