UConn board set to hike room and board, transit, other fees

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn is planning to hike a number of its fees, charging students more for room and board, transit and some academic programs.

UConn’s Board of Trustees is being asked to approve the hikes at its meeting Wednesday morning.

The school is planning to increase its housing and board fees over three years, by about 3 percent a year.

The transit fee would go from $120 to $160 a year, if the state approves its UPass program, which would allow college students to ride for free on any Connecticut public transit bus.

UConn also is creating a $250 fee per semester for international students to cover UConn’s costs of administering visa compliance.

UConn President Susan Herbst says she will create a committee to look at ways to simplify the school’s fee structure.

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