Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 14, 2011

California State University trustees will vote Wednesday on raising fees by $498, or about 9 percent, for fall 2012. That would bring annual tuition for undergrads at CSU’s 23 campuses to $5,970, not including books, room or board. Most campuses charge an additional $1,000 in local fees.

The tuition increase is part of the university’s larger plan for its 2012-13 budget. Trustees are also voting Wednesday on a proposal to ask the state for $2.4 billion in funding next year, an increase of $330 million over this year. If all of it comes through, CSU will not implement the tuition hike.

“We won’t have to increase tuition for the fall if the state provides adequate funding in next year’s budget,” Chancellor Charles Reed said this morning in a phone call with reporters.

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