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UConn Board Set to Hike Room and Board, Transit, Other Fees

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    Administrators said the state funding they receive will decrease next year so some fees for students will have to increase. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016)

    The University of Connecticut is increasing fees for room and board, transit and some academic programs. 

    UConn's Board of Trustees approved the hikes at its meeting Wednesday morning. 

    The school will increase its housing and board fees over three years by slightly less than 3 percent a year. 

    The transit fee would go from $120 to $160 a year, but only if the state approves its UPass program, which would allow college students to ride for free on any Connecticut public transit bus. 

    The board also approved creating a $350 fee per semester for international students to cover UConn's costs of administering visa compliance. 

    UConn President Susan Herbst said she will create a committee to look at ways to simplify the school's fee structure.