STORRS, Conn. (AP) – The chief financial officer at the University of Connecticut is proposing a 2.5 percent increase in tuition, room and board next year in line with the governor’s request to keep hikes no higher than the rate of inflation.

Richard Gray said in a memo to trustees that the 2.5 percent proposal is the smallest increase in six years and less than half the 5.66 percent increase approved last year.

The increase, if approved, would add $518 to in-state undergraduate bills, and $950 for out-of-state undergraduates, bringing tuition, room and board to $21,486 for state residents and $38,382 for out-of-state students.

The Hartford Courant reports that trustees are scheduled to vote on the proposal next Wednesday.

The governor has proposed cutting the university’s state funding by 10 percent, or $35 million.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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