Cal State plans 9% tuition hike unless state boosts funding
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.
-- Carla Rivera
Photo: Students on the campus at Cal State Northridge
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