Cal State Panel Approves 12 Percent Tuition Hike

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California State University on Tuesday approved another 12 percent increase in tuition this fall to offset a deeper-than-expected cut in state funding.

The CSU Board of Trustees passed the tuition hike of nearly $600 a year with a 12-2 vote. It came on top of a previously approved 10 percent increase for the 23-campus system.

"These are not easy choices," board Chairman Herbert Carter said. "We don't take great delight in doing this. We do it because we think it is in the best interest of the young people of this state that this university be available to them."

One third of the new revenue will be set aside for financial aid.

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