Tuition hike in the works

CSU students protest proposed raise in tuition

Students attending California State University may face a 5 percent, or roughly $270, hike in the cost of tuition for the 2017-18 school year.

The CSU’s governing board discussed raising tuition on Tuesday (Jan. 31) in Long Beach, and will vote on the hike in March, according to multiple news sources. Tuition (not including campus fees) is currently $5,472 annually for undergraduates at the CSU’s 23 campuses, and the hike would be the first in six years.

A protest at Chico State spearheaded by a group called Chico State Students for Quality Education was scheduled for Wednesday (Feb. 1) after the CN&R’s press deadline. A statement on the Facebook event page urges students to oppose the hike and says “the Board of Trustees should be working to ensure student tuition remains low.”