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UConn trustees act to avert another tuition hike — for now

While adopting a new budget that maintains the existing tuition schedule, University of Connecticut officials nonetheless expressed concerns Wednesday that declining state aid could soon be taking a toll on class sizes, academic aid and support services. Continue Reading →

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Proposed UConn budget could lead to more tuition hikes by 2020

With tuition and fees already slated to rise next fiscal year at the University of Connecticut, the Board of Trustees will consider a new budget Wednesday that could leave the flagship university facing additional hikes a year or two down the road. Continue Reading →

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Salaries, fringe benefits driving tuition hikes at CT public colleges

Top financial officials from Connecticut’s two major public college systems told legislators Friday that rising fringe benefit costs and mandated employee salary increases are key driving forces behind tuition hikes. Continue Reading →

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Steep tuition hike pitched for many community college students

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Tuition and fees would increase next semester for community college students who take more than 12 credit hours, and the regional Connecticut state universities would stop offering students health insurance under two proposals to balance a difficult budget for the state college system. Continue Reading →

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Tuition hike pitched for public college system

It’s almost certain to become more expensive to attend the Connecticut State Universities and community colleges. Board of Regents President Mark Ojakian on Wednesday recommended state residents pay $480 more to attend the four regional state universities — a 5 percent increase — and $347 more to enroll in community colleges. Continue Reading →

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Mixed reactions from Malloy, lawmakers on UConn tuition hike

What a difference four years makes. In 2011, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy during his budget address to the General Assembly called on the University of Connecticut not to increase tuition at a faster rate than inflation. He made the request even though state funding cuts to to the public university were inevitable as lawmakers grappled with closing a $3.67 billion deficit. With a looming $552 million deficit in the upcoming fiscal year — and UConn officials pitching a 6.7 percent tuition increase — the Democratic governor’s perspective has changed. “In perfect conditions I would prefer they not be that high. Continue Reading →

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CSCU officials recommend students pay 4.8 to 5.3 percent more

Officials of the state’s largest public college system have recommended to its governing board that community college students be charged between 4.8 and 5.3 percent more in tuition and fees next school year. They also recommend charging students attending the four regional Connecticut State Universities 4.8 percent more. Continue Reading →

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CT would have trouble financing Obama’s community college plan

WASHINGTON – Gov. Dannel Malloy said he’d participate in President Obama’s plan to provide free tuition to community college students, but he’d find it tough to fund the program, given Connecticut’s tight budget and spending cap.
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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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UConn: State funding must grow to maintain faculty, financial aid gains

University of Connecticut officials adopted a new budget Wednesday that bolsters faculty and financial aid, but they warned that major growth in state aid will be needed in the near future to maintain those objectives. Continue Reading →

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New UConn budget to add faculty, continue tuition and fee hikes

The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees is expected to adopt a new $1.2 billion budget Wednesday that adds 61 faculty positions and boosts student aid while increasing tuition and fees about 4 percent over the current academic year. 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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