Saturday, October 22, 2016

Steep tuition hike pitched for many Connecticut community college students - JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS, CT Mirror

Tuition and fees would increase next semester for community college students who take more than 12 credit hours, and the regional Connecticut state universities would stop offering students health insurance under two proposals to balance a difficult budget for the state college system. Currently, community college students who pay full-time tuition can take up to 18 credit hours. A proposal that the Board of Regents’ finance panel will consider next Thursday would charge students $150 in tuition and $74 in mandatory fees for each credit they take over 12. A student who took 18 credit hours would be charged an extra $1,344 over the current cost of $2,084 a semester, a 64.5 percent increase. http://ctmirror.org/2016/10/06/tuition-hike-pitched-for-many-community-college-students/

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