Connecticut State College Officials Considering Hefty Tuition Hikes

The increases being considered by higher education officials would affect the state's community colleges and four state-run universities, Western, Southern, Central and Eastern.

The state's Board of Regents for Higher Education is considering a more than 12 percent hike in tuition for students who attend state community colleges or one of the four state-run universities, the Connecticut Mirror reports.

Officials for the board of regents blame reductions in state funding, mandated pay raises for teachers and declining enrollments for the tuition hikes that might be needed.

The increases would impact the 12 community colleges across Connecticut that are run by the state, as well as the four state universities that also fall under the board of regents' authority, Western, Eastern, Southern and Central state universities.

Under the proposed tuition hikes being mulled by the board, tuition and fees at the state universities would increase $1,060 for commuters and $1,375 for students living on campus, the Mirror reports. Currently commuters pay $8,556 to attend one of the schools full time and $19,119 to live on campus.

The proposed tuition changes would not affect the University of Connecticut, which operates under a separate system.

bball fan January 09, 2013 at 07:43 PM
It is $25k, room and board, to go to UCONN if you are in state resident. I ti getting absurd. Kids are either going to leave college buried in debt, or not even bother going. Community College for a couple of years is the way to go these days. Save about $50k and probably still get a part time job.
Therese January 10, 2013 at 06:46 PM
Thomas you are an idiot! You have no clue! Please don't comment unless you have something worthy of reading!!!!
Tasha Limoncelli January 10, 2013 at 07:03 PM
I agree with Therese! To make such a statement like that just shows your ignorance! I have two sons in college and neither are lushes or drug users! They are both majoring in EDUCATION! Both have made the DEAN'S LIST! Wanting to come back to their home town and teach! As for hard physical work...........when they come home, they spend half their time working (physical labor) with their grandfather and uncle with the family business!
thomas January 10, 2013 at 07:13 PM
ladies the truth hurts i am glad your sons are in the top ten per cent. selah
Patrick Madley January 10, 2013 at 11:20 PM
Sorry, Thomas, but your statement is incorrect.


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