CSU Schools: New Credit Fee, Tution Increase

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP and WTIC Staff) _ More than 36,600 students in the Connecticut State University System’s four schools will be paying 2.5 percent more in tuition and fees starting this fall.

The CSUS Board of Trustees approved the increase Thursday for students at Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Connecticut State universities.

Details can be found starting on page 71 of the trustees agenda.

With less fanfare, trustees also instituted a new, 2.5-percent fee on students who pay their bills with credit cards.

About 40 percent of students currently pay with credit cards, but a spokesman for the CSU system says that percentage will probably drop once the fee is put in place.

The spokesman says the university is passing through to students, fees charged by credit card companies to the universities.

It comes three weeks after University of Connecticut trustees approved a 2.5 percent increase for that school’s 30,000 students.

Under the new rates, average tuition and fees for CSUS students will increase by $198 for in-state undergraduate commuter students and $446 for in-state undergraduates who live on campus.

CSUS trustees approved a resolution last September saying they hoped to avoid a tuition increase this year.

They said this week that the increase is unavoidable because CSUS faces more than $17 million in state budget cuts.


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