CSU to raise undergraduate fees 5 percent
Published Friday, Jun. 18, 2010
California State University trustees voted today to raise fees for undergraduate students by 5 percent.
The action takes effect this fall and increases fees by $204 a year for a full-time student, bringing the total cost for an education at a Cal State campus to almost $5,100 — not including books, room or board.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposal for the 2010-11 budget assumed that CSU would raise student fees by 10 percent. An alternative proposal from Assembly Democrats suggested the 5 percent hike.
In going with the Assembly’s proposal to raise fees by 5 percent today, Cal State trustees acknowledged they were taking the risk that they may have to increase them again in a few months, depending on the outcome of the budget process in the Legislature.