Board of Regents Approves Tuition/Fee Increase for 2012 Fall Semester


(HARTFORD, CT) – The Board of Regents for Higher Education today approved a modest increase in tuition and fees at 16 out of 17 colleges and universities within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU) system. Charter Oak State College considers tuition and fees in June.

"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."

The tuition and fee increases approved today 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 N/A

"With this modest increase in tuition and fees — in addition to continued belt-tightening at the central office and across campuses —we're confident that we can further meet the needs of our ConnSCU students, and invest in their continued success," said Interim Board of Regents President Robert A. Kennedy.

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Colleen Flanagan
Director of Public Affairs and Marketing
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU)
Board of Regents for Higher Education
W. 860-493-0261
C. 860-519-2521
Flanaganc@ct.edu

News Item Posted On: January 20, 2012
For Additional Information Contact: R Dianne K. McHutchison at 860-512-2914