Higher education will mean deeper wallets after tuition hikes in CT

Parents who are planning for their children's education will see after colleges state-wide announce an increase in tuition costs for upcoming years.The Connecticut State University system says they are raising tuition by 6 percent for each of the next two years. Last month the University of Connecticut, which is not within the state system because it is a private university, made the same announcement. University officials say rising energy costs is one of the factors forcing them to increase tuition. They say they rely heavily on tuition money to support their overall operating costs.College Placement Consultant, Carolyn Baker, spoke to high school students and their parents about paying for college during an information session Saturday at the Urban League of Southwestern Connecticut in Stamford. She says one way to save money later on is to have children enroll in challenging courses in high school. Baker says by the time a student reaches junior or senior year many of the local colleges and community colleges will allow them to take courses there free of charge.

sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."