University of Connecticut students will pay an additional $116 in fees next year to cover what officials say is the rising cost of providing them with technology and other services.
Students were already facing a 6.2 percent increase in tuition, amounting to $544, along with a $334 increase for room and board.
The increase in fees approved Wednesday by the UConn Board of Trustees will raise that cost from $2,650 to $2,766, bringing the total cost for a Connecticut student who lives on campus to $23,496 next year. That's an overall increase of 4.4 percent compared to the current academic year.
Susan Herbst, UConn president, said that despite the increase, the university remains "very competitive" and "below a lot of the peer institutions and aspirant institutions that we compete with."