Students protest proposed tuition hikes at Central Conn. State
- A Monday rally protesting proposed tuition hikes at Central Connecticut State University attracted around 100 students, with several student speakers and one professor urging those in attendance to call on legislators to invest in the university system.
- The Board of Regents Finance Committee will meet Thursday to consider proposals raising annual on-campus tuition and fees 4.1% to $19,897, commuter tuition 5.1% to $8,990, and out-of-state tuition and fees 4.1% to $31,402.
- Student Government Association president Eric Bergenn, who organized Monday's rally, said the state's general fund for higher education has been cut in half over the last 20 years, and also lamented the lack of student representation on the Board of Regents of Higher Education, which once had four student seats among its 12.
From the article:
... "I'm afraid. I really truly am," said CCSU junior Brian Choplick, who is putting himself through college. Choplick said that after financial aid, he's only expected to pay around $1500 a year, but that could soon change. "As grants get cut, as scholarships get cut and tuition rises, it may become out of reach to me." ...
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