A California State University panel on Tuesday approved a plan to raise tuition by 5 percent next year if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative and trigger a $250 million funding cut to the 23-campus system.
The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees will hold an emergency meeting Friday morning to consider delaying a tuition hike to make up for cuts in state funding.
CSU faculty members are staging a strike at Cal State Dominguez Hills, just one day after a violent protest over tuition hikes.
The University of California is raising student tuition by an additional 9.6 percent this fall in response to a steep reduction in state support.
California State University trustees will consider whether to boost tuition 15.5 percent by next fall to offset cuts in state funding.
The California State University system may raise tuition again. Chancellor Charles Reed is calling for a midyear tuition hike of 5 percent for undergraduates, credential candidates and graduate students.