CCSU in-state tuition would go up $389 under recommendation by CSCU head

Published on Friday, 24 March 2017 20:29
Written by Skyler Frazer

Staff Writer

HARTFORD - In-state tuition for CCSU students would go up by $389 next year under a recommendation by Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian.

Ojakian made the recommendation in a press release regarding tuition hikes for all CSCU schools.

“I am recommending a tuition increase at all of our schools. It is a smaller increase than the previous two years, and for the first time I am suggesting a two-year time frame so that students and families can plan better for their educational costs,” Ojakian said in Friday’s press release.

The recommended increase would be for all schools in the CSCU system – four state universities, Charter Oak State College and 12 community colleges. State universities would see a 4 percent tuition increase in each of the next two years - roughly $403 in 2018 and $419 in 2019 for in-state students. COSC would also see a 4 percent increase - about $304 in 2018 and $319 in 2019 for in-state students. Community colleges would see a 2.5 percent increase over that span - an increase of about $104 next year and $108 in 2019 for in-state students.

Central Connecticut State University students would see a smaller tuition increase than other CSCU universities since tuition is less expensive at CCSU than other state universities. Based on the 4 percent increase recommendation, in-state tuition would go up by $389 at CCSU.

In the press release, Ojakian said CSCU nominally increases tuition every year to address the growing cost of programs and services. He said many things were considered before the recommendation was made.

“I want to deliver on my promise to keep our schools affordable and not further burden our hard-working students,” he said.

The Connecticut Board of Regents Finance Committee will meet Wednesday to discuss Ojakian’s recommendation and the full board is scheduled to vote on the increase on April 6.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, General Business on Friday, 24 March 2017 20:29. Updated: Monday, 27 March 2017 12:49.