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.”
Last week the Connecticut Board of Regents approved a tution hike of almost four percent for the CSU Schools, which includes our university, as well as the 12 community colleges in the state. The increase may currently seem like a hassle for some students, but our institution can only benefit from these changes.
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.
Oct. 1 is coming, consider yourselves warned.
The much talked about credit card convenience fee that was approved this past spring by the CSUS Board of Trustees will begin on October 1st.
The Connecticut State University System Board of Trustees approved a 2.5 percent increase in tuition and fees for more than 36,000 students last Thursday, along with a new credit card transaction fee that will impose an additional 2.5 percent for student using a card to pay their bill.