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CT public colleges seek big boost in state aid — and a tuition hike

Connecticut’s largest public college system needs an 11 percent increase in its base-level state funding next year– just to limit an anticipated tuition-and-fee hike to 2 percent, according to an administration proposal. Continue Reading →

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State universities have mixed results with enrollment targets

New academic initiatives yielded mixed enrollment results for Connecticut’s public colleges and universities, according to preliminary numbers. The University of Connecticut hit an enrollment benchmark for this fall, but the state’s merged public college system did not grow as much as hoped. Continue Reading →

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Student outreach plan key to keeping CT college system in the black

A new outreach program designed to attract new students to Connecticut’s merged public college system also could determine whether system’s new $1.1 billion budget remains in balance over the next year. Continue Reading →

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CT community colleges’ emergency budget reserves hit all-time low

“This is not a sustainable outlook,” said Matt Fleury, chairman of the Regents’ Finance Committee, of the remaining $9.7 million balance. College officials said they were forced to turn to the reserves in recent weeks to close this year’s budget deficit. Continue Reading →

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