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Board of Trustees approve 5 percent tuition increase

Board of Trustees approve 5 percent tuition increase

March 22, 2017

For the first time in six years, California State University students will see a tuition increase of 5 percent, or $270 annually, as voted on today by the Board of Trustees during their meeting in downtow...

Trustee Maggie White talks with students in tuition forum

Matthew Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 26, 2017

Filed under ASI, Campus, CSU, Events, News

Following the recent plans to increase student tuition, Dale Lendrum of Associated Students Inc. and Maggie White from the California State University Board of Trustees held an open forum for students to voice their opinions. Fees are predicted to increase after announcements made by the CSU Board of Trustees propose to increase tuition for undergraduate and graduate students. Students may have to pay an additional $270 a...

CSU will not comply with immigration hold requests

Connie Ojeda, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

Filed under CSU, News

Chancellor of the Cal State University system, Timothy White, said in a statement Wednesday that the CSU will not honor immigration hold requests on behalf of law enforcement agencies, despite the issuance of two memoranda by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. The two Homeland Security memoranda issued on Feb. 21 – which call for the implementation of stricter immigration laws as a result of President Donald Trump’s...

CFA sponsors moratorium on tuition increases

Micayla Vermeeren, Editor in Chief

February 21, 2017

Filed under CSU, News, Showcase

The general public was introduced to a tuition-freezing bill known as the Student Protection Act Tuesday morning at Sacramento State University. Written by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva of the 65th district and sponsored by the California Faculty Association, Assembly Bill 393 proposes a four-year moratorium on systemwide tuition and student fee increases. “The specific systemic problem we confront today is the long, ...

Associated Students, Inc. plans to lobby for a tuition freeze

James Chow, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017

Filed under ASI, CSU, News

Associated Students, Inc. officials are sending the student representatives from Lobby Corps to Sacramento on March 13 to lobby against the tuition increase. "There aren't enough student voices in the Board of Trustees," said Senator-at-large Hilda Jurado. "Out of the 25 members of the BOT, there's only one student voting member who's supposed to be the voice of half a million students." The student senators plan to...

Advisory Committee, Jane Close Conoley back health fee increase

Lola Olvera, Staff Writer

February 12, 2017

Filed under Campus, CSU, News, Showcase

After running at a budget deficit of 3 percent in 2016, Cal State Long Beach’s Student Health Services has raised its fee from $45 to $75 per semester and will be implementing the change this fall. The fee has not increased in 12 years, despite the rising costs of healthcare. The Health Facility fee will also be raised from $3 to $5 per semester in an effort to keep up with costs of maintaining the Health Center and i...

Jerry Brown budget proposal threatens Middle Class Scholarship

Jerry Brown budget proposal threatens Middle Class Scholarship

February 6, 2017

The Middle Class Scholarship may face funding cuts due to a proposal by California Governor Jerry Brown, potentially affecting 46,000 University of California and California State University students. ...

CSU Board of Trustees debate tuition hike, Students for Quality Education protest

CSU Board of Trustees debate tuition hike, Students for Quality Education protest

January 31, 2017

The California State University Board of Trustees weighed a major proposal to increase tuition by 5 percent systemwide at their first meeting of the year yesterday. At the same time, a small but dedicate...