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CCSU Students Rally Against Tuition Increase

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CCSU students protest plans to increase tuition by more than 5 percent. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

CCSU students protest plans to increase tuition by more than 5 percent. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

Hoisting signs and chanting, dozens of Central Connecticut State University students today rallied against plans to increase tuition by more than 5 percent.

The demonstration was held outside the student center at the New Britain campus.

Student Bobby Berriault says most Central graduates remain in Connecticut, and contribute to the economy.

“Graduating students will create jobs in the state, and they will pay taxes in our state,” Berriault said.  “Investment in CCSU is investment in our state.”

Students say increasing tuition will leave them with bigger student loans when they graduate.

They say the changes will make it harder for some students to afford to go to classes at all.

A larger protest, with students from other state schools, is planned for March 21.

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