LOS ANGELES (AP) — California State University students would see a 9 percent tuition hike for the next academic year if the state Legislature does not allocate an additional $138 million for the 23-campus system in its upcoming budget.

University spokesman Mike Uhlenkamp said Tuesday the board of trustees is set to vote on the tuition increase at a meeting next Wednesday. The raise would mean students would pay an extra $498, bringing the annual tuition bill to $5,970 per year.

Uhlenkamp says the university will ask the state in January to allot extra funds so tuition does not have to be raised for the sixth consecutive year.

The state slashed CSU’s budget by $650 million this year, sparking a 23 percent tuition hike, and could further cut $100 million if revenues fall short.

Comments (7)
  1. Obama Nation says:

    You just have to laugh at this, the democrats will pay for the illegals tuition…….. but they raise the U.S. citizens tuition………….. yet the majority of students support Obama……. because it feels good…………… How’s it feeling now????????

    1. BORN IN THE USA says:

      The democrats will pay for illegals tuition so that the illegals will (illegally) vote for democrats!

  2. redhead says:

    When will CSU students stop protesting for more tax dollars and start protesting the crooks who are stealing from then? Just a couple weeks ago the headline story was that CSU administration had been caught paying people in administration over the set pay cap- and of course a judge said that the people administration could not be sued for hiding this information. CSU doesn’t need more taxes my fellow students- it needs less criminals running it and to use the funds it has to do what it should be doing: teaching students, paying professor, and making college a reality for California students.

  3. rosemary says:

    Let’s see that the UC Regents and all the Deans of the UC system get their salaries frozen for 3 years ; some are getting six-figure. No raises even after that for a possible 2 more years, and not put their salary costs on the backs of the students and the parents; terribly selfish and how much money do people need?

  4. LOL says:

    we all knew this was comming. when the idea of a balanced budjet is based only on projected invisible income. if the projections are not met then we just increase the fees…

    Politicians are just sales people that sell promises. Keeping them is not a requirement just an added bonus.

    so We The People need to start voting the low performers out of office