Contact Us
Bridgeport Daily Voice serves Bridgeport, CT
Return to your home site


Bridgeport Daily Voice serves Bridgeport, CT

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Middle School In Westport Closed For Week Due To Ongoing Mold Issues

Tuition Hikes Proposed For Connecticut's Universities, Community Colleges

Board of Regents President Mark E. Ojakian
Board of Regents President Mark E. Ojakian Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Mark Ojakian, president of the Board of Regents and the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system, is proposing hefty tuition hikes for the next academic year, according to Connecticut Post.

Ojakian will propose a 5 percent increase to $10,089 for in-state tuition at regional universities and 3.5 percent increase to $4,173 for community colleges, Connecticut Post reported.

Affected schools include Western, Southern, Eastern and Central Connecticut State universities as well as Norwalk, Housatonic and Naugatuck Valley Community Colleges, among others. The increase would not affect the University of Connecticut, where a tuition hike of 6.7 percent hike — for a otal of nearly $11,200 — has already been approved.

Ojakian cited a state budget deficit of nearly $1 billion as a reason for the proposed increases, Connecticut Post said.

The Board of Regents is expected to meet and vote on the plan on March 29, according to Connecticut Post.

Click here to read the Connecticut Post article.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Bridgeport Daily Voice!

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Bridgeport Daily Voice!

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.