money.jpgThe California State University system may raise student fees by 10 percent next semester. Chairman Herb Carter told the Chronicle that CSU trustees may go against staff recommendations — raising fees by 5 percent — to make sure that tuition won’t have to be raised a second time this year.

Last summer the CSU system increased tuition twice in a row (10 percent in May, then 20 percent July) and a lawsuit followed. Donselman vs. CSU is in the works, claiming the school system pulled a “bait-and-switch” on tuition costs.

Trustees will vote on the increase in Long Beach on this Friday, June 18. The 5 percent increase will add over $200 to tuition ($4,230) while the 10 percent increase will add over $400 ($4,429). Just two years ago CSU tuition was only $2,772.

Will that extra couple hundred dollars actually affect students?

Nick Arce, a journalism student at SFSU, says any extra fees hurt.

“A couple hundred bucks, that’s books and groceries. These things add up. We’re already paying more for less education.”

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  • Xenu

    It’s obvious to anyone watching that it’s time to either repeal prop 13 or prepare for a major tax hike.

  • Xenu

    It’s obvious to anyone watching that it’s time to either repeal prop 13 or prepare for a major tax hike.

  • sagitta100

    Not obvious to me.

  • sagitta100

    Not obvious to me.