Skip to comments.PSU could raise tuition to cover damages from (Sandusky) suits
Posted on 11/18/2011 5:52:12 AM PST by Libloather
PSU could raise tuition to cover damages from suits
Friday, November 18, 2011
HARRISBURG Penn State University and former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky are among those potentially facing millions of dollars in civil lawsuits as the allegations of child sexual abuse against Sandusky continue.
If the university is sued and found civilly liable, students and their families could face higher tuition to offset the damages or settlements. Tuition increased this year because of cuts in state funding.
"When something bad happens, sometimes civil liabilities follow, so it's certainly not out of the question that somebody could sue not just Sandusky, but the school and others," said Jessie Allen, who teaches civil procedure, legal ethics and civil rights at University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
(Excerpt) Read more at timesleader.com ...
It would be interesting to know how much wealth the school has.
You can’t just raise rates and then assume everyone will pay them. Many will go somewhere else.
What a clever idea. Raise tuition at the same time as less people will feel inclined to make the choice to select this university. Rather than do a general tuition increase, just make ‘Sex Abuse Scandal’ as a line item on the tuition payment form....It will be very interesting to see how the rate of applications shapes up over the coming year.
Mommy and daddy will continue to pay the bills for their little tykes tuition as usual.
But taxpayers will be footing a lot of the bill to that comedy college through all of the federal and state grants that they receive.
Rape the kids for their own good!
What a lesson to teach them in life. Its their fault Penn State is on the hook!
Its never the fault of those who looked the other way while criminal behavior was tolerated in their institution. They are not the ones who’ll have to pay the price for their malfeasance.
The innocent always get stuck with the tab. Its the way of the world.
One of the articles on the Penn State situation posited that this crisis would burst the education bubble. So, they raise prices, presumably above the going market rate. Since college credits mostly dont transfer to other colleges at the 1 to 1 rate those students who can afford to will remain until they finish their degree. But others will go to cheaper alternatives and enrolment will drop; prompting new rate increases; prompting fewer students to attend.
Why should the architecture and engineering students pay for the schools failure to deal with the scandal when it was still small back in the 90s? (As for students in Womens Studies, Russian Art Literature, I dont care what happens to them and they dont care what their degrees cost.)
Ask Duke parents. Their tuition continues to rise despite massive lawsuits. Duke hasn’t even fired the 80 plus professors who convicted the three kids before they had any facts.
Pennetration State is going to wind up like the Titanic, resting silent and deep at the bottom of the Pennsylvania Ocean.
Applications to Duke continue to rise.
Looking for an “Occupy Happy Valley” in a few years...:)))
Can I ask how old you are? Are FReepers this immature?
There shouldn't be a trial..it will be painful to the victis, and the university..Once all the victims have been identified..let's say there's 15..for arguments sake..the university should offer a lump sump..say $50 mill...and let the court allocate the funds..this will eliminate the 35% that the lawyers get..they can bill for hours..
Thanks for the link.
Just so they don’t raise it retroactively to those who graduated when this sordid man was stalking the locker rooms, bringing boy-dates to Bowl games, and being ignored by the football establishment!
Now, how many solid PA citizens are willing to add a sin tax to Junior’s tuition bill? Especially if Sandusky and his enablers still walk fre?
Why not just raise the cost of football tickets?
This just goes to show how out of touch academics are with the real world. Whether or not they realize it, the Penn State brand is tarnished. In a free market, damaged goods get discounted, not marked up.
The whole culture of the institution is in question. What was really going on in Happy Valley?
Can you say, “Bailout”?
I’ll venture to opine that very few of the potential applicants or their parents will either remember or consider the sex abuse whilst choosing a college.
Name a college that has really suffered a drop in enrollment from any scandal.
Americans have totally accepted the propaganda that college is necessary for success in life.Every 23 year old deserves a $100,000 debt in exchange for a sheepskin.
That's what investigations and trials are for. Why don't we wait and see before we rush to judgment.
“Pennetration State is going to wind up like the Titanic, resting silent and deep at the bottom of the Pennsylvania Ocean.”
I smell an Obama Campus Cash Kollege Bailout in the works.
Higher Education Subsidies
by Neal McCluskey and Chris Edwards
Origins and Growth of Subsidies
Subsidies and Education Inflation
Rising Federal Regulatory Control
Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
The Department of Education spends about $30 billion a year on subsidies for higher education. The bulk of that funding goes toward student aid programs, with the balance going toward grants to educational institutions. In 2008, grants to institutions cost $2.3 billion and aid programs cost $27.6 billion, which included $17.4 billion for student grants, $9.6 billion for student loans, and $0.6 billion for administration.
Certainly there will be the children of alums, faculty and diehard fans that would not consider any other school.
"Name a college that has really suffered a drop in enrollment from any scandal."
If this is investigated thoroughly, and if this scandal runs as deep as many suspect, I think it's safe to say that no college or university has ever had as egregious a scandal to contend with.
Americans have totally accepted the propaganda that college is necessary for success in life.Every 23 year old deserves a $100,000 debt in exchange for a sheepskin."
I bet any recent potential athletic recruits, considering Penn State, are ALL un-considering.
They’ll be fortunate if Temple doesn’t hang 70 points on them.
Until they name a big name coach who promises to "turn it all around." Watch.
Yes, that’s why I said it was in question.
Noting the conspicuous absence of going after Sandusky and his pension from PSU.
Must be fun being a State Penn apologist.
However unfair it may be to the bulk of students who are very decent people (not including the rioting bums and the pathetic idiots wearing the “It don’t mean nuttin” buttons), PSU is a very damaged brand. I doubt they realize just HOW damaged it is; an indicator yesterday was a very incisive article by a sportswriter about how none of the college bowl games want Penn State, they don’t want the publicity, the reporters, and frankly, the toxic taint that is now associated with the brand. I’ll bet this carries over the admissions and quietly, into hiring because the first thing many people will think of, however unfairly, when they hear reference to PSU is the coverup of a monstrous crime. The hundreds of millions that will be paid out are just the tip of the iceberg this ship faces.
Wow. I thought FReepers were grown-ups. I haven't apologized for anything. I followed the Duke case carefully, and saw egregious rushes to judgment. So far, the Grand Jury has indicted three people after a three year investigation. No one has been convicted.
I have also watched Herman Cain's character be destroyed by four women and the media.
I have read FReepers trying to destroy current players who probably never heard of Sandusky. I have seen Joe Paterno's character destroyed because he took what someone else told him about an ex-employee to the athletic director and the Penn State chief of police(guess he should have been a vigilante and shot the guy based on hearsay).
I am not playing this game anymore. I hate the media. I have faith in the legal system.
Dear lawyers: cbs, abc, nbc, cnn, newsweek, new york times, san francisco chronicle, la times, homosexual groups, the Democrat party, etc......lots of money there.....deep pockets.....get the right jury and it’s buy a private island time.
And then they become eligible to “Occupy” somewhere.../s
The Sandusky Fee!
Isn’t that like the gubmint borrowing money to be repaid by future generations? Uninvolved, innocent people required to pay for the profligacy and corruption of yesterday’s and today’s “movers and shakers.”