Tuition Fees Go Up for Higher Education

Money will be used to hire more employees.

The Board of Regents for Higher Education approved an increase this week in tuition and fees at colleges and universities within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU) system.

The tuition and fee increases include:


In-State Commuter

In-State Residential



Connecticut State Universities (Undergraduate)

3.8% or $315

3.7% or $676



Connecticut Community Colleges

3.1% or $108


"This modest increase will enable additional funds to funnel back to the campuses to hire much-needed faculty and essential student support staff,” said Lewis Robinson, chairman of the Board of Regents. "We're mindful that in this economy, any amount of increase in tuition and fees can be difficult for students and their families, which is why we took every step to keep them as low as possible."

Margaret Waage January 21, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Education costs are prohibitive to begin with even when attendance is in-state. It perplexes me as to why college education is the major debt builder that it is. With all the technology available why hasn't that benefited students? Why can't digital textbooks be used to defray expensive class materials, etc?


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