Citing gaping deficits caused by the pandemic, UConn announced Wednesday it is discontinuing its free tuition program after one year.
But students who attend the four regional state universities will likely face a 3.8% tuition increase next year.
An anonymous donor gave $3 million to establish two endowed chairs in ecology and evolutionary biology, while a consumer financial services company is contributing to the university’s free-tuition program.
Despite the increase, university officials said the plan limits year-to-year tuition increases to their lowest levels in five years.
Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano has some questions about UConn’s plan to offer a free-tuition program for families with incomes of less than $50,000.