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Connecticut college students face 5 percent tuition hike

March 28, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Students at Connecticut’s regional state universities and community colleges will be paying about 5 percent more for tuition under a plan approved by the board of regents.

The hikes approved Thursday by the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Board of Regents affect both in-state and out-of-state students and could add hundreds of dollars to their bills.

According to an executive summary, average tuition and mandatory fees will increase by $479 or 4.4 percent for an in-state undergraduate.

Mark Ojakian, president of the state university system, said nobody wants to raise tuition, but called the hikes “reasonable.”

The board said without additional state funding, this tuition increase could leave the universities with a budget gap of more than $20 million.