Tuition and fees at Connecticut’s four state universities will increase by an average of $291 per semester in the fall.
CSCU leaders say increasing labor costs, running out of federal funds and declining enrollment are some of the reasons for the tuition hike.
But students who attend the four regional state universities will likely face a 3.8% tuition increase next year.
UConn’s in-state students will pay an extra $608 next year in tuition under a plan approved unanimously Wednesday by the university’s board of trustees.
Despite the increase, university officials said the plan limits year-to-year tuition increases to their lowest levels in five years.
Connecticut students would pay $92 more next year in annual tuition and and fees at the state’s 12 community colleges under a proposal to be considered Wednesday.
Even with the 5 percent increase in tuition, the state’s four universities face a $20 million shortfall.