No Tuition Increase for Community Colleges

The Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR) has voted unanimously to set tuition and fees for the 17 Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) institutions, including the 12 community colleges, four state universities, and Charter Oak State College (COSC). Under the approved structure, community college tuition and fees will remain flat.

“For the first time in recent memory, community college students will not see a tuition and fee increase in the next academic year ” CSCU President Mark Ojakian said. “We are thrilled that the community colleges will remain the most affordable, accessible option for Connecticut students to pursue a high-quality education.”

President Ojakian noted that that holding tuition flat at the community colleges is possible in large part because of the savings already achieved through the administrative reorganization under Students First. In fact, Students First will save an estimated $10.9 million in FY 2020, and $16 million in FY 2021 – largely through attrition in non-teaching areas.