CSU board approves 15.5-percent tuition hike

LONG BEACH, Calif. 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.

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