Community College Tuition Rate Increase

Jack Breton, Staff Writer

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The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education has voted to increase tuition and fees for Connecticut’s 12 community colleges.

According to Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian said that they always “see tuition increases as a last resort” and are very conscious about making sure that the increase will have minimal effect on all students. He also stated that state Colleges and Universities would “continue to be the most affordable and accessible option for Connecticut students”

The board announced Saturday that they are increasing tuition and fees by 2.1% or approximately $92 per year for full-time students.

The new structure eliminates the application fee and replaces it with a $5 per semester increase in fees. A new nursing fee of $247.75 will also be charged for each of the four semesters required to complete the nursing program. This fee covers books and materials required for the program.