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November 12, 2010 > Cal State committee votes for tuition hike

Cal State committee votes for tuition hike

By Amy Taxin, Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP), Nov 09 - California State University is expected to hike tuition 15.5 percent by next fall after finance committee trustees voted for the increase to offset state funding cuts.

Trustees on the board's finance committee voted Tuesday to raise tuition for undergraduate, graduate and credential programs by 5 percent in the winter and spring terms and another 10 percent starting next fall.

That means a resident undergraduate now paying $4,230 annually would pay $4,884 in the 2011-2012 school year.

The full board of trustees will vote on the plan Wednesday.

CSU has raised tuition four times since 2007 as it struggles with a drop in state funding.

The new tuition hikes would raise about an additional $175 million annually for the 23-campus CSU.

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