UConn plans to offer free tuition to lower income families

October 4, 2019 GMT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut plans to offer free tuition to in-state students from families with an annual household income of $50,000 or less.

UConn President Thomas C. Katsouleas (Kat-soo-LAY’-us) announced the initiative Friday during his inauguration.

Undergraduate students will be eligible for the program beginning next fall. UConn says it will be supported by a fundraising campaign and other school resources.

Yale University announced this week that parents earning less than $75,000 won’t have to contribute to their child’s education beginning next year. The previous threshold was $65,000.


Katsouleas on Friday also called for doubling research at UConn over the next seven-to-10 years.