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Western Connecticut State University to offer in-state rate for tuition, fees to New York and New Jersey students

Western Connecticut State University is offering in-state tuition to residents of New York & New Jersey starting with the Fall 2018 semester.

Students from New York and New Jersey will be able to enroll at WCSU at the annual rate of $11,344, the same amount paid by Connecticut residents. Out-of-state tuition and fees for these students had been $24,304.

“We will be providing our New York and New Jersey neighbors the same high-quality and affordable education as Connecticut residents enjoy,” said President John Clark. “I invite everyone in these states to expand your college search and come visit our beautiful campuses.”

Among the university’s 50 bachelor degree programs, WCSU offers numerous professional degrees – including business management, marketing, accounting, biology, nursing, education, counseling, communication, psychology and justice and law administration. It is the designated school for the visual and performing arts in the system of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) and features a $97 million facility that houses a concert hall, art gallery, two theaters and rehearsal and classroom spaces.

With easy access from Interstate-84 or Metro-North, WCSU students enjoy up-to-date sports facilities for intermural, club and Division III athletes, more than 80 student clubs, a nature preserve, suite-style residence halls, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Students looking for the highest academic challenge can explore the innovative Kathwari Honors Program, open to students in all of the university’s four schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will this go into effect?

Fall 2018

Who qualifies?

All undergraduate students who attend as a full time from New York and New Jersey.  

What is the discount?

Eligible students from New York and New Jersey will qualify for Connecticut in-state tuition which is currently $11,344. A discount of over $12,000 from the out of state price.  

What if I am living on campus?

This discount covers tuition and fees. Room and board is an additional flat cost for any WCSU student.

Does this apply to current WCSU Students?

Yes! Current students from effected states will be included into the program.

Will I still be eligible for financial aid with this discount?

Yes, all students must complete the FASFA to qualify for financial aid.

This says “Pilot Program” is this permanent?

At this point it is a two year program. However, it will be evaluated for continuation upon the completion of the pilot.  Any student accepted into the program will receive the in-state tuition rate until they have completed a degree.


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