Updated: Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013, 11:40 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013, 10:39 PM EST
(WTNH) -- Students going to college in Connecticut may soon need to dig a little deeper in their pockets to foot the bill. There's a proposal that would raise in-state tuition while lowering out-of-state tuition.
"I am a full time student. I work three jobs. I go from classes at 9 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon and I work all night and I can barely support myself as it is," said sophomore Maxie Murphy.
Murphy isn't looking for sympathy but a degree in criminology from CCSU and a job as a police officer, her goal, may have just gotten harder.
Connecticut university officials will vote on a proposal that will raise tuition and fees for students living on campus by about $778.
Students living on campus: +$778 (4.1%)
Commuter students: +$434 (5.1%)
Community college students will see their tuition and fees go up by at least $188.
Community colleges: +$188 (5.23%)
"How are you funding school," asked News 8's Bob Wilson.
"Right here, this is it, working. I took out a few loans but pretty much, I'm supporting myself right now," said Murphy.
When you hear about Murphy and her multiple jobs and multiple loans to pay for college, you think she might be in the minority but many of the students News 8 talked to say they are in the same situation. However when they hear that the Board of Regents is considering to cut fees for out of state students, they say that cuts them deeply.
"That is angering. I almost went to an out of state school but ended up not because of the out of state fees that I was going to be paying so another reason I went here so yeah, that doesn't really make any sense to me," said Murphy.
They have good reasons as the state university system says out of state enrollment is dropping and by dropping the fees they may be able to get them back.
Tuition for out of state students will be going down more than $500: -$514 (2.6%)
"The reason why I went here is because it is one of the cheapest schools Connecticut schools and the fact that it's going up even more is ridiculous," said Murphy.