The Orion

Rising tuition spurs student discussion

Chico+Students+for+Quality+Education+met+Friday+to+discuss+upcoming+tuition+hikes.+Photo+credit%3A+Josh+Cozine
Chico Students for Quality Education met Friday to discuss upcoming tuition hikes. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Chico Students for Quality Education met Friday to discuss upcoming tuition hikes. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Chico Students for Quality Education met Friday to discuss upcoming tuition hikes. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Chico’s chapter of Students for Quality Education (SQE) met to discuss upcoming increased tuition costs Friday.

As music from second-week student parties could be heard from SSC 206, concerned students met to discuss what these cost hikes mean to them, and how they can have their voices heard.

A range of challenges was mentioned by attendees, from having to ask parents or taking out increased loans, to dropping out as they can barely make ends meet.

Students in certain majors complained their departments were losing classes and staffing yet they were being forced to pay more.

“State universities were created for lower and middle-class students, but it’s becoming harder to do that with cost of living going up and tuition going up,” said Jamie Cabrera of SQE.

The group made plans for awareness-raising events around town as well as a possible trip to a CSU Board of Trustees meeting to appeal to the administration directly.

“We have power as students. We drive this whole system, and historically we’ve lost touch with that,” Cabrera said.

Josh Cozine can be reached at [email protected] or @joshcozine on Twitter.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Rising tuition spurs student discussion

    Administration

    Three finalists left for Vice President for Business and Finance

  • Rising tuition spurs student discussion

    Administration

    Erwin Chemerinsky speaks about free speech

  • Rising tuition spurs student discussion

    Administration

    Student leaders speak out against executive pay raises

  • Rising tuition spurs student discussion

    Administration

    New mental health training for Chico State faculty aids student wellness

  • Rising tuition spurs student discussion

    Administration

    Nan Timmons to retire after 32 years with Associated Students

  • Rising tuition spurs student discussion

    Administration

    Chico City Council candidates address student concerns

  • Rising tuition spurs student discussion

    Administration

    Chico City council candidates speak on local issues at open forum

  • Rising tuition spurs student discussion

    Administration

    Video: Sit-lie ordinance creates controversy at Chico City Council meeting

  • Rising tuition spurs student discussion

    Administration

    Chico City Council votes to further pursue reinstating sit-lie ordinance

  • Rising tuition spurs student discussion

    Administration

    Video: President Hutchinson addresses free speech

Navigate Right
X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
Rising tuition spurs student discussion