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As tuition skyrockets, administrators see pay raises

As tuition skyrockets, administrators see pay raises

Kimberly Morales

September 24, 2019

In one year, California State University system Chancellor Timothy P. White received a raise that brought his salary from $563,096 up to $619,640. In 2017, California State University approved its first tuition increase since 2011, aimed at increasing tuition revenue by $77.5 million. Tuition has...

Billed to the very end

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Kendall George

May 2, 2018

This time of year brings a lot of celebration. whether it be graduation, a superior grade in a hard class or just relief over the end of semester classes, most people have something to be excited for. However, at the end of spring semester, especially for graduating seniors, this season of celebratio...

Students speak out at open forum about proposed fee increases

One student, Cassandra Romero stood up and angrily addressed the panel.

Josh Cozine

March 9, 2018

Emotions ran high Wednesday as students, faculty and admin met for an open forum to discuss proposed fee increases which would take effect next semester.Immediate objections to the fee increases, now estimated at nearly $400 a year for each student, were raised by some students when administrators beg...

Students spend $200 to fund sports annually

IRA Fee Breakdown by Program Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright

May 11, 2017

Chico State students pay 196 dollars annually for the sports program, in instructional-related activities fees. Every student who attends Chico State pays 280 dollars every year in Instructionally Related Activities fees. Athletics and recreation sports receive 70 percent of the IRA fee. As discussed in ...

Increased tuition raises questions and encourages struggle

Photo credit: Kristina Judy

Nicole Henson

February 1, 2017

Colleges do a poor job explaining what comprises the cost of attending the university. Think about it, we know that we pay for faculty, room materials and the occasional construction project on campus. However, there are hundreds of dollars taken out of our pockets every year going towards mysterious charge...

Students seek sugar daddies to pay tuition

SeekingArrangement is a website where older wealthy singles hook up with younger people. The site is used by some college students looking to pay off college debt.

Madison Holmes

April 29, 2014

Getting a job at the Chico State Calling Center and shopping in bulk at WinCo are both ways to earn and save money to pay for school. But seeing older men and women who pay up to $3,000 a month for companionship is a new trend for college students looking for income. SeekingArrangement is a dati...

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