UConn Proposes Tuition Increase

Aaron Kupec
December 06, 2019 - 8:32 am
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STORRS, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - The University of Connecticut is proposing a tuition increase totaling more than 23 percent over five years.

University President Thomas Katsouleas says the proposed hike in tuition would start next fall. Students would pay more than $600 more a year.  The tuition hike must still go through the university's Board of Trustees for approval. Trustees meet next week.

In-state tuition is currently $13,798.

The university says the proposal seeks to balance affordability with maintaining and improving academic quality.

State Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano is among those critical of the plan. "Yet again, UConn, an institution that has long mismanaged its money, is asking for more from students," he said in a statement.