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UConn Trustees To Consider Tuition Hike

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Gulley Hall, University of Connecticut (Courtesy Peter Morenuss/UConn Today)

Gulley Hall, University of Connecticut (Courtesy Peter Morenuss/UConn Today)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ University of Connecticut trustees have scheduled a special meeting Monday to consider increasing tuition to hire scores of new professors.

UConn administrators are proposing a four-year plan that would increase tuition and fees by 6 percent next fall. They would increase again between 6.25 and 6.75 percent in each of the following three years.

President Susan Herbst says the increases would help hire 290 new professors over four years, helping make classes more available for students. Many undergraduates have needed to stay extra semesters or commute to branch campuses because mandatory courses were filled at Storrs.

Room and board would also increase by 3 percent next fall under the proposal. The combination of increases would make the overall cost of attending UConn rise between 4.2 and 4.6 percent each year.

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