Cal State Fees To Go Up 10 Percent: Students Protest In Long Beach
Update: The board of trustees on Wednesday approved the two-tiered hike, including 5 percent for mid-year and 10 percent for next school year. First posted at 6:31 a.m.
Angry students protested outside the meeting of the California State University system's finance committee Tuesday night -- to no avail. The body voted to endorse a big fee hike, 5 percent, and another 10 percent increase for the 2011-2012 school year.
These fees are climbing faster than the price of gas. The full board of trustees was expected to rubber-stamp the price increases Wednesday, so expect some fireworks at Cal State Long Beach, where they meet.
By next year Cal State tuition will be nearly $5,000 -- $4,884 to be exact.
Los Angeles Lakers v Indiana Pacers - Verified Resale Tickets
TicketsFri., Jan. 20, 7:30pm
CSUN Womens Basketball vs. Cal Poly Women's Basketball
TicketsSat., Jan. 21, 4:00pm
CSUN Men?s Basketball vs. Uc Irvine Mens Basketball
TicketsSat., Jan. 21, 7:00pm
UCLA Bruins Women's Basketball vs. USC Womens Basketball
TicketsSun., Jan. 22, 5:00pm
The state's in dire financial straights and desperately needs students to kick in the extra cash.
Still, getting a shot at a decent education that working students could afford was an integral part of the California dream -- a dream that's dying.
Let's not blame the kids if they give up.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Los Angeles, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.