Cal State Tuition Could Rise 9% Next Fall

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

California State University students could see tuition rise 9% next fall unless the state boosts funding to cover enrollment growth, urgent maintenance, student services and other costs, officials said Wednesday.

The proposal is included in a Cal State budget request that seeks $397 million in increased funding for the 2012-13 school year. The Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on the plan Wednesday at a meeting in Long Beach.

The tuition hike would mean an additional $498 annually for full-time undergraduates, raising the yearly tuition bill to $5,970 from $5,472. With average mandatory campus fees of $1,047, the cost of attendance would rise to $7,017, not including books and housing.

The tuition increase, which would raise about $138 million, would be avoided if the state grants the university's full funding request. Cal State leaders are seeking approval now to give students and parents as much notice as possible, officials said.

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