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California State University Considers Tuition Increase

California State University is considering raising tuition in for the second straight year, a move trustees say would be a last resort if the state does not chip in more funding for the country's largest university system.

Posted: Jan 30, 2018 5:14 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California State University is considering raising tuition in for the second straight year, a move trustees say would be a last resort if the state does not chip in more funding for the country's largest university system.

The Board of Trustees said Tuesday that Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed state budget allocates a fraction of what the system's 23 campuses need to maintain their quality of education at a time of record-high enrollment.

Trustees discussed a proposal that would raise in-state tuition by $228 in 2018-19, bringing the annual cost of undergraduate tuition to $5,970.

A similar increase was approved in the previous academic year, the first increase since 2011.

Trustees say their priority is to win additional state funding before the Legislature finalizes the state budget in June.

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