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Cal State board approves 12% tuition hike for coming school year

California State university students protest, carrying posters of Chancellor Charles Reed outside of the CSU Chancellor's office Tuesday in Long Beach.

The California State University Board of Trustees approved a 12% hike in tuition to take effect in the fall as scores of chanting, sign-waving students protested outside. The increase comes on top of a previously approved boost of 10% for the coming school year.

Cal State Chancellor Charles B. Reed said the increase is necessary to preserve programs and services in the wake of deep cuts in state funding for the public university system.

“The enormous reduction to our state funding has left us with no other choice if we are to maintain quality and access to the CSU,” Reed said in a statement.


Cal State trustees committee approves 12% tuition hike

-- Carla Rivera 

Photo: Cal State students protest, carrying posters of Chancellor Charles Reed outside of his office Tuesday in Long Beach. Credit: Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press

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