CSU Tuition Now Twice 2007 Cost

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California State University trustees voted Tuesday to raise tuition by 12 percent this fall over the objections of protesters who said middle-class and undocumented students will be priced out of a college education.

It is the second increase in less than a year, making this year's tuition 23.2 percent more than last fall's: $5,472, up from $4,440. And with mandatory campus fees averaging $950, the price for a year at CSU will come to about $6,422, not counting room and board.

That's twice what it cost in 2007.

About 100 students and faculty members protested at the meeting in Long Beach, where the trustees voted 13-2 for the increase. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and student trustee Steve Dixon opposed the hike.

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