The CSU Board of Trustees voted 15-5 to increase tuition across the system on Sept. 13. Tuition will be raised by 6% annually for the next five years starting fall 2024, resulting in costs increasing by $7,682 at the end of the five-year period.
According to local media reports, student advocates gathered outside the Chancellor’s office in Long Beach where the meeting was held, in opposition to the proposed increase but faced defeat. The Board of Trustees determined that while the increase won’t fix the $1.5 billion deficit in the system’s budget, it is a necessary step toward closing the gap.
Trustees rejected multiple settlement motions; one suggesting they postpone the decision until the next meeting in November, and another requesting to decrease the plan from five years to four, which would have lowered costs by $434.
The vote was made following Tuesday’s public comment session where members of the CSU community voiced their opposition to the increase. This is the first time tuition has increased since 2017.
Read more about this developing story in next week’s issue of The Lutrinae.