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Connecticut Students Would Pay 5 Percent More to Attend State Universities

Education officials are set to vote on a plan today to hike tuition and fees at the four state universities, Eastern, Western, Central and Southern. The move would not increase UConn's tuition and fees.

In an effort to lure more out-of-state students to Connecticut and close a budget gap, the Board of Regents for Higher Education, which oversees the state's university system, is considering a plan to hike in-state tuition rates by 5.1 percent for the fall 2013-2014 academic year and decrease tuition for out of state students by 2.6 percent.

The Regents' finance committee meets today to act on the proposal, according to the Connecticut Mirror.

The move would mean in-state students living on campus would pay an additional $778 in tuition and fees next year, while out-of-state students living on campus pay $170 less, the website reports. In-state students living off campus would see thier tuition and fees increase by $434 a year.

The Board of Regents oversees the state's four universities, Western, Eastern, Southern and Central. They do not set fees or tuition for the University of Connecticut.

The new tuition and fees, the Mirror reports, reflect an effort by the Board of Regents to attract more out of state students at the four universities and balance the budget amid increasing cuts by state officials.

Paul Bahre February 20, 2013 at 12:24 PM
Hell I think I can send my daughter to Westfield State cheaper than CCSU... And it's closer to home. Though CCSU is my wife's and my alma matter.
Angela February 20, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Just one more burden on CT residents and their children. Hey why don't we just take all their money, heck, they don't need it. When will the people of CT & beyond wake up and fight this? People are having a hard enough time trying to afford colleges, homes, groceries, everyday life. Students are charged way more than they should be charged, back in the 30s, you could work at McDonalds and pay for college, now you have to work full time and you are paying your student loans until you are in your 50s! This...is.....sickening.....
Brian C. Duffy February 21, 2013 at 12:52 AM
"Well, the world needs ditch diggers too." --Judge Smails
Mark Raymond February 21, 2013 at 01:57 AM
Yet lawmakers are saying we are not keeping enough young professionals instate. So lets raise tuition on instate students. Great plan...next we can build a useless busway...oh wait
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