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Students shouldn’t shoulder the cost for budget cuts

Students shouldn’t shoulder the cost for budget cuts

Susan Whaley

April 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The problem with the recent California State University tuition hike is bigger than the $270 increase. It doesn't matter how much more students will have to pay. The dilemma is, state officials fix budget problems by placing the burden on students. On March 22, the CSU Board of Trustees voted to ...

Students and university face tuition increase and budget problems

Students and university face tuition increase and budget problems

Molly Sullivan

March 22, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Student wallets will be $270 lighter next year. The CSU Board of Trustees voted to approve a 5 percent tuition increase for 23 campuses at its March 22 meeting in Long Beach, Calif. Despite opposition from CSU students, the Board of Trustees is considering the proposal because of a $167.7 million shortfall in the budget for 2017-2018. The last time tuition was increased was in 2012 and the proposal i...

Possible $270 tuition increase

Possible $270 tuition increase

Daniel Wright

March 19, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The CSU Board of Trustees will hold a vote on a potential tuition increase for the CSU system March 20 and 21. The proposed 5 percent increase for undergraduates, is in response to the current $167.7 million shortfall in the CSU system budget. An increase in tuition is estimated to raise $77.5 million f...

Tuition increase would fund $75 million Graduation Initiative

Tuition increase would fund $75 million Graduation Initiative

Daniel Wright

March 15, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Currently, the 2025 graduation initiative is unfunded in the CSU system's budget, but a proposed 5 percent tuition increase system-wide would fully fund the $75 million program. This initiative is a program created to increase the graduation rates for first year and transfer students. It aims to close...

CSU reviews budget before voting on tuition increase

CSU reviews budget before voting on tuition increase

Daniel Wright

March 12, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The CSU system is halfway through the budget process for the 2017-18 financial year. The Board of Trustees meeting is the next step, where the board will vote on the proposed tuition increase. The budget should be revised and implemented in June. Daniel Wright can be reached at [email protected] or @Danny_W_Chico on Twitter.  ...

City Council approves firefighters staffing request

City Council approves firefighters staffing request

Alejandra Fraga

March 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council voted on a proposition made by the Chico Fire Department to bring on three full-time positions for the remainder of the fiscal year. The proposal was approved on a 4-3 vote.The positions will be supported by the existing department operating budget, coming from internal department sav...

University prepares for budget cuts, plans for future

University prepares for budget cuts, plans for future

Daniel Wright

March 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The University Budget Committee met to review Chico State’s budget in relation to the budget released by the Gov. Jerry Brown. Governor Brown’s state budget allocates $157.2 million in recurring state funding, with no planned one-time funding. The CSU Board of Trustees has requested that $34...

Students struggling to survive

Students struggling to survive

Rachel Reyes

March 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's a truth universally acknowledged that college is expensive. Students pay for housing and tuition, but it's the additional costs of useless textbooks and the absolute necessity of a laptop that makes higher education out of reach for some students.The $1,250 of extra supplies that students will nee...

Budget talk at Associated Students meeting

Budget talk at Associated Students meeting

Jacqueline Morales

February 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Associated Students held a meeting Feb. 27 and discussed the upcoming budget.Four main points were discussed during the meeting:Proposal to suspend Sustainability Financial Allocation Committee funding for Spring 2017Renovations to the Financial Services/Wildcat Leadership Center officeBell Memori...

Academic Affairs scraps allocation model

Academic Affairs scraps allocation model

Gabriel Sandoval

April 22, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Chico State is superseding the allocation model it used to figure the approximately $114 million Academic Affairs budget and will transition to a new system. Mike Ward, the newly appointed interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, said last week the university is departing from the allocation mod...

Traveling without the excuses

Traveling without the excuses

Alex Horne and Whitney Urmann

March 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

travel, money, food trucks, flights, Europe, Asia,

A beginner’s guide to thrifting

A beginner’s guide to thrifting

Carly Plemons

March 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It’s hard to balance a budget and the desire to shop as a college student. Something many fail to realize is that finding trending clothing styles at the right price is easier than it seems when you know where and how to shop. Thrift shopping is the easiest way to hunt for things you just can’t...

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