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CSU board approves 15.5-percent tuition hike

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 10, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The California State University Board of Trustees approved on Wednesday a plan to raise student tuition by 15.5 percent by next fall.Students protested the proposal outside the chancellor's office in Long Beach on Tuesday, but that didn't stop the finance committee from approving the plan 6-1 on Tuesday.

Students will see a 5 percent tuition increase in the winter and spring terms, followed by an additional 10-percent hike next fall.

The 5 percent increase would mean that students will pay an additional $105 next semester and about $444 next year when the 10-percent increase would go into effect.

Currently, CSU students pay about $4,200 per year.

Supporters say it's necessary to offset severe state budget cuts, and trustees are expected to agree. If approved, this will be the fifth tuition increase at CSU since 2007.