Tuition To State Universities To Rise Under President's Proposal
Tuition would rise by 4 percent at the state's four public universities in each of the next two years, under a recommendation by the president of the board of regents.
Mark E. Ojakian is also calling for a 2.5 percent tuition increase in each of the next two years at the state's community colleges. Tuition at Charter Oak State College also would rise by 4 percent.
In a letter to students and families Friday morning, Ojakian noted that the recommended increase is smaller than it has been in the past two years. "I am fully aware that an increase is still an increase and this will impact you and your families," he wrote. "As a public higher education system, we will work hard to provide you with the affordable high quality education you deserve and expect."
Ojakian said he hopes the two-year time frame for the increases will provide families with plenty of notice. "For the first time I am suggesting a two-year time frame so that students and families can plan better for their educational costs," he said.