CSU Trustees Approve Ninth Tuition Hike In 9 Years

LONG BEACH (CBS) — Cal State University trustees approved a tuition hike Wednesday despite a violent student protest.

Several demonstrators sitting in on the meeting on campus were escorted outside by police after discussion turned volatile.

At least three people were detained and officers used pepper spray to get attendees to leave. KCAL9’s Suraya Fadel reports that a window was shattered and one police officer was injured.

The board, however, was able to approve the ninth tuition increase in as many years with a 9 to 6 vote after the reconvened at athe Chancellor’s office off campus.

CSU officials say they needed to act quickly because state funding has been slashed.

However, they will first ask for $138.3 million in state funding to avoid the increase, which would only go into effect is their request is denied.

Tuition will then go up $498 per student – to roughly $6,000 without books and housing – for the 2012-2013 school year.

Roughly 300 students who say they are already struggling to pay for their education demonstrated outside the hearing.

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  1. CALIFORNIA THE GOLDEN STATE OR BROWN STATE?? says:

    Quit crying & pay up, stop sucking Taxpayers $$$..

  2. ILLEGALS says:

    Anyone know how much Tuition increase @ CS in the past year?

    1. Michelle says:

      Tuition has gone up in the CSU system by 1,455 dollars -CSU student

  3. Xen says:

    The holidays are just around the corner. Of course the Cal State L.B. trustees will be doing their Christmas shopping soon.

  4. Smiles says:

    @ CA The Golden State. I am a tax payer, have been for many years. Would you be able to pay school tuition? A class in CSU’s costs on average 2500.00 per course! Now imagine if you had to complete 120 units to attain a degree, how much would you be able to pay?! This does not include books, housing, parking, etc.

  5. Pratt Robert says:

    ItS TIME TO LOOK AT THE TRUSTEES ., WHO THEY ARE((EACH ONE)) WHO THEY HEIR AND WHO THEY FIRE. I SEE NO JUSTTIFICATION, AS THEY KEEP HAIRING LARGE SALRIED PERSONAL..????????????

  6. Pratt Robert says:

    O ya n how they got this job , who they know. and if there even qualify to do the job.

  7. JJ says:

    People need to stop using a particular group as scapegoats and looking more deeply into what the real problem is in California. Remember when the Nazi were using the Jews as the primary reason they lost WWI and their economy plummeted? Yes ladies and germs, that is why we still need to pay attention in history class. Instead of wasting your time with a few freeloaders who are stealing a loaf of bread or two, focus on the corrupted individuals who are stealing the fat turkey. *cough* Rizzo *Cough*

  8. BC says:

    How about not giving Illegals tuition assistance to CSU schools. It’s not brain surgery. They are here illegally. Wake up California stop with the bleeding heart metnality.

  9. ginny says:

    Since when did college become an automatic free ride for people? States are mandated to provide a free education for 12 years. After that, you want additional, then be ready to pay for it. Just another problem with these younger generations, they want everything for free. I am so over all of this.

  10. ILLEGALS says:

    4 year Colleges & Universities aren’t for everyone.. They need to find a job, goto a 2 year community college, & then transfer to a 4 year college..

    Somehow people feel the need to go straight to a 4 year College/University without any financial planning..

  11. California is the Brown State says:

    $6,000 is nothing compare to people paying $40,000+ just for tuition fees at Private Colleges/Universities.

    California is not the Golden State, it is the Brown State.

  12. CALIFORNIA THE GOLDEN STATE OR BROWN STATE?? says:

    Everyone looking for a Free handout from our Broke & Pathetic Government.

  13. MEXICANS = 70% OF CALIFORNIA'S POPULATION says:

    These CSU students should join forces with the Occupy Protesters. Maybe then, the government will take ’em more seriously.

    1. Ron says:

      Occupy Movement is just a FRONT for the UNIONs to distract attention from Obama’s TOTAL FAILURE and to build a voter’s block for OBAMA.

      CSU students need to talk to their Political Science Professors to find out how they can clean house of the CSU Trustees.

      For any of you that are unemployed, read the latest info on the MILLIONS of DOLLARS that the GREEDY UNION and NBA players are costing the NBA Cities and their employees(JOBS LOST).

      When election rolls around, don’t forget what POLITICAL PARTY(Democrats)is the LAP DOG of the UNIONS.

      Use your education and numbers(students)to vote out the LAP DOGS and IMPROVE our economy.

  14. California's Governor is Brown says:

    So are the Majority of it’s Population!!

  15. vee says:

    Illegal aliens don’t have to worry about this problem because they get free college tuition.

  16. Al-Qaeda in the Sinai says:

    Learn a trade.

  17. cleaning up the mess says:

    As a working adult, this additional increase in tuition will definitely prevent me from being able to finish a bachelors degree at CSU.
    For the posters who think folks like me are “freeloaders” for wanting reasonably affordable tuition, I already pay about 40% of my net income to the various taxes collected by state, feds and county. I’d like to know how that makes me a freeloader. At this point I can’t even afford to help either of my own children pay for community college.😦

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