Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Cal State plans 9% tuition hike unless state boosts funding

November 9, 2011 |  1:36 pm

Photo: Students make their way on the campus of California State University Northridge. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles TimesCalifornia State University is proposing to raise undergraduate tuition by 9% next fall unless the state increases funding for enrollment growth, student services and other costs.

The proposal is included in a budget request that seeks $397 million in increased funding for the 2012-2013 school year. The Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider the plan next week at a meeting in Long Beach.

The tuition hike would translate to an additional $498 for full-time undergraduates, raising total annual tuition to $5,970 from $5,472. With average mandatory campus fees of $1,047, the annual cost for undergrads would rise to $7,017, not including room, board or books.

The tuition increase would raise about $138 million and would be avoided if the state grants the university’s full funding request, officials said.


Zsa Zsa Gabor rushed to hospital

Laguna Beach clothing designer died of natural causes

Senate panel gives Los Angeles mayor's transit plan bipartisan boost

-- Carla Rivera

Photo: Students on the campus at Cal State Northridge

Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times