The Board of Regents for Higher Education voted Thursday to increase tuition for the 12 community colleges in the state.
Tuition and mandatory fees will increase by 2.1 percent, or $92 per year for full-time students, according to a spokesperson for Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.
“The Board of Regents has always seen tuition increases as a last resort,” CSCU President Mark Ojakian said in a statement. “This year, the BOR was very conscious of making sure the increase was as palatable as possible for students."
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Governor Ned Lamont’s budget proposal calls for flat funding plus partial coverage of State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition raises. Without additional state funding, this tuition increase could leave colleges with a budget gap of more than $30 million, CSCU said.
This projection could change based on final fringe benefit rates, final state budget action and individual campus budget development, according to CSCU.
A new nursing media fee of $247.75 will be charged for each of the four semesters required to complete the nursing program, a spokesperson for CSCU said. The fee will include all required books and materials for students.