Posted by: cslfconnects | February 10, 2009

UCONN Tuition Increase on Hold

Governor Rell requests lawmakers review proposed budget before raising tuition

STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut officials have put off a debate on whether to increase tuition and room and board fees at the request of Gov. M. Jodi Rell, who says it’s a bad time to raise prices.

The school’s Board of Trustees was to discuss the proposed increases Tuesday afternoon, but delayed the discussion to March 10. Plans call for boosting tuition and fees in the next academic year by 7 percent for in-state students and 8 percent for out-of-state students.

Rell says it’s premature to discuss raising the tuition because lawmakers have just started reviewing her proposed budget. It remains unclear how much money the state would get from the federal stimulus package.

The governor says it’s the worst time to raise college costs because of the troubled economy.

AP-ES-02-10-09 1244 EST

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