UConn Suspends Low-Income Free Tuition Program
The University of Connecticut today suspended its Connecticut Commitment program, which offers free tuition to low-income students, due to a lack of funding.
UConn President Tom Katsouleas called it “the most difficult decision” he has had to make so far. The program launched in 2019 and was available to any in-state student whose family income was less than $50,000. The program was funded through donations.
Katsouleas says there is enough funding for those freshmen who enrolled in 2019. He says more money is needed for the 2020 freshmen in the program.
Katsouleas says paying for the tuition other than through philanthropy is possible, but not feasible with the current budget.