[UPDATED: UC Tuition Goes Up, Too] Cal State Leaders Vote to Raise Tuition 12% This Fall

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A fee-related protest at Cal State Fullerton earlier this year.
UPDATE, JULY 15, 1:52 P.M.: Wallet misery loves company. Not to be outdone, University of California regents met Thursday and voted for a 9.6 percent tuition increase, which will be tacked onto the 8 percent increase already approved for the fall. That means California undergrads will pay $12,192 (not including campus fees or room and board), 18 percent more than last year. Top ramen, anyone? 

ORIGINAL POST, JULY 13, 10:29 A.M.: For Cal State University students, this was not the news they wanted to hear on their summer vacays. 

In an effort to close the giant gap left after a recent budget hacking, CSU trustees approved a 12 percent tuition hike for the fall, the third increase in three years. Undergraduate tuition will rise by $588 per year and graduate tuition by $720, affecting 412,000 students at 23 campuses throughout the state.  

According to a recent U.S. Department of Education survey, CSU campuses are seeing some of the fastest-growing prices in the nation. 

Students criticized the vote, saying it shuts out those who need education the most, however one-third of the revenue from the tuition increase will be set aside for financial aid, and most students with family incomes of $70,000 or less will not be affected

The newly approved state budget reduces CSU funding by $650 million, more than 20 percent.

On Thursday, the UC Board of Regents will consider raising tuition 9.6 percent, which would add to the 8-percent increase already approved for this fall. 

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Guest
Guest

What are these students complaining about? CSU is one of the cheapest public education systems. Of course, when you go to a CSU, you pretty much get what you pay for, so don't expect a great quality of education. But, it gets you a degree. If these students were smart, they would have gone to a private university on scholarships and grants.

Briansays
Briansays

They just approved a $400,000 a year salary for the President of CSUSDPlus car allowancePlus housing subsidyNot one dime more in taxes while the governing class loot the system for their own benefit

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

The CSU employees are NOT government employees, (Governing Class) Even Jerry Brown Cannot touch the decision by the Board of Regents, which is why he simply expressed his concern at their decision. I agree in raising tuition for foreign students, Let the Chinese, Arabs & Indians pay higher rates so they can steal American Jobs after they graduate. But we need affordable education to get America back on top, (and I mean all Americans, Not just the wealthiest 1%)

CHS
CHS

If I'm not a government employee, then why does my paycheck at CSUF say "State of Calfiornia" at the top?

Guest
Guest

What about all of the illegal aliens who pay in-state tuition, even though they have no legal right to be here? They should pay10 times the tuition. 

Stevethomposn
Stevethomposn

I blast away at illegals for many, many reasons, which I won't get into here.

I may not have served in the military, but my family has made sacrafices. My father served in the Marines in two separate tours. He battled in Korea and was wonded there, and was a drill instructor on Perris Island. My grandfather was also in the Marines. My father encouraged me to consider the military, but it wasn't for me. I'm proud of my family's contribution.

I don't know what tuition is at the UC level now. I graduated from UCSB in 1990, and it was reasonable. But, I think even at $20K a year, it would still bel a great value.

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

Hi Steve.Actually registering would be even better.I do believe immigrating here is a privilege, and the overwhelming number of naturalized citizens take their rights and responsibilities seriously, (voting/jury duty/taxes). Often many Illegals were born here and should be eligible for citizenship but since their parents were illegal many never get legal citizenship. Many so called "illegals" or anchor babies have earned their citizenship by serving in the US Military, some received the citizenship after being killed in battle. Tell me Steve, what have you done to serve your Country? Many who blast away at illegals in forums such as this have not served a day, evade performing Jury Duty, and cheat on taxes...

I do believe that education opportunities should be first offered to American Citizens (with priority for veterans) with residents that should be eligible for citizenship next & Registered Aliens (with student Visas) Last further The resident Aliens should not be allowed work status, and if caught working, their Visas should be terminated. No Student Loans or US Corporate funding, (scholarships) should be allowed for Aliens at all!

And back to the topic of this Article, I find it atrocious that the UC Regents would raise executive salaries and tuition at a time when everyone, (but the wealthy) is in economic distress.

Stevethompson
Stevethompson

I'll use my name if that it makes you feel better.

Immigrating here legally is a privilege, not a right. Just because their parents brought them here doesn't give illegal aliens the right to take a seat in a class from someone who has a legal right to it. There is no way to logically justify it. None.

And how do these illegal aliens show our country any loyalty?  By continuing to break our laws? If all of these "Dreamers" returned to their legal country of origin and went through the system to return here legally, I would have some respect for them. But they don't. Instead, they stay here looking for someone do something for them. And just because there isn't a pathway for them doesn't mean there should be.

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

Sorry, but a guest, does not warrant a reply, register a username perhaps even post a photo, but weather I agree with your comment or not, no more of a reply than this.

In retrospect perhaps a reply is in order, (it is nice we can edit a comment here) As a simplistic point of view perhaps you have a point, but when a person has been raised here in this society all their life, has expressed loyalty to this nation and none to Mexico, and even served in the US Military I believe they are entitled. Perhaps their parents committed a crime, but they did not.

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

Why am I paying taxes to send other people's kids to college???????? You use it , you pay for it !!!!!!!

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Have you ever heard of the common good? Besides, I'd much rather my taxes be spent on education than another ridiculous, unwinnable war!

Tnkrbell80
Tnkrbell80

this really sucks for the people who can not pay for their classes. i am done with one of my degrees but now i will have to wait until i get into law school.  why higher this and not tax the rich????

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

Well I'm not going to pay for you to go to Law School.......I'll make sure I don't pay any taxes.....Tax the rich, tax the rich!!!!!!

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

The rich are not paying their fair share. Period. They get tax breaks while the rest of us get nickled-and-dimed to death to make up for it.

Bill T.
Bill T.

Over the last 20-odd years, especially the 90s, when there was some economic growth the real growth was limited to upper-income earners. Those of us in the middle levels stayed about level, and the poorer folks took in the shorts. Again (so much for trickle-down economics, eh?). So, now it's time to belly up to the bar and invest in our state's future by way of supporting our state schools and guess who gets shafted? (lemme give you a guess, it won't be the wealthy.) Another legacy of that most wonderful of California's governors, Reagan.

AJ
AJ

$1,774 (so far) for 2 classes at CSUF. Yay for student loans! Good thing I work fulltime or else I'd be really bored with just 2 classes.

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

About time. Taxpayers are doing without so people can go to college. Pay your own way like I did!.........

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Good lord you're ignorant!

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

Just another freeloader! I'm done paying for people like you!......

Romance Ab
Romance Ab

CSU is one of the cheapest public education systems. Of course, when you go to a CSU, you pretty much get what you pay for, so don't expect a great quality of education. But, it gets you a degree. If these students were smart, they would have gone to a private university on scholarships and grants.I am a 28 years old doctor, mature and beautiful.and now I am seeking a good man who can give me real love , so i got a username Andromeda2002 on--s'e'ek'c'ou'ga'r.c óm--.it is the first and best club for y'ounger women and old'er men, or older women and y'ounger men,to int'eract with each other. Maybe you wanna ch'eck 'it out or tell your friends!

WJ
WJ

So you don't take a penny of taxpayer money in any aspect of your life.  If that's true, and it isn't, then you can mouth off about freeloaders and paying your own way.  But since you use taxpayer-supported services like everyone else who lives in this country, you're another freeloader.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

I'm not in college, genius. I work a 40+ hour work week. I'm not on any kind of government assistance...but I believe that even decent, hardworking honest folks need help sometimes.

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