To: Connecticut State Board of Regents for Higher Education

Don't raise tuition on Connecticut students

The Connecticut State Board of Regents for Higher Education is planning on releasing their proposals for dealing with potential budget shortfalls in February. Tell the Board of Regents to take tuition hikes off the table, and support increasing student representation on the Board.

Why is this important?

I was alarmed when I heard that the state's budget gap might result in large tuition increases (3 to 14 percent) for students at Connecticut's Colleges and Universities like me. It could mean a hike of more than a thousand dollars in tuition. This would make going to school next semester significantly harder for me, and, and impossible for many. What makes the matter even more upsetting is that students, who are most impacted by these decisions, have a diminishing voice on the Board of Regents (only 2 of the 19 members). This is unacceptable.

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Reasons for signing

  • Please don't raise the tuition rate! I am the first in my family to go to college and the aid I get barely leaves money for books. Please choose to be the BOR that ADDS value to its students, not takes value away!
  • THE MAIN ISSUE IS THE LACK OF JOBS WHEN THESE GREAT KIDS FINISH THEIR EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS!!HOW DOTHEY PAY BACK WHEN THERE ARE NO JOBS!
  • Since I started going to school, the importance of college was always reinforced. Through elementary school, middle school and high school I was told a college education was the great equalizer of our society. The irrefutable benefits of a college education would lead to a better shot at a brighter future. Now, with pending tuition increases (not to mention less library/computer lab hours) the opportunity to take the next step we were always encouraged to take might be out of reach. I know ti...