CCSU Speaks Up

Photo: Erin O’Donnell
Danny Ravizzo beats a drum leading members of the tuition rally Monday afternoon around the Student Center Circle.

By Amanda Webster and Acadia Otlowski

Colorful banners and chants criticizing imposed tuition hikes for Conn. state colleges filled the Student Center Circle Monday afternoon as students and faculty came together to voice their opposition at a tuition rally.

Student Alexa Pagnani watched the rally unfold from the sidelines. “I think it’s really good that they are rallying,” said Pagnani. “It’s pretty ridculous that we all have to pay more for an education.”

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Board of Regents Increase CSU Tuition Rates

By Kassondra Granata

The state Board of Regents approved a tuition increase last Thursday of almost 4 percent for the CSU Schools as well as the twelve community colleges.

For students living on campus, there will be an increase of 3.7 percent, or about $676 where students commuting will face an increase of 3.8 percent, or $315. Community college students will pay 3.1 percent more, about $108.

According to Board of Regents President Robert Kennedy, the increase will go into effect for students entering the fall of 2012.

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