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CSU students to protest tuition increase at state capitol

CSU students to protest tuition increase at state capitol

Josh Cozine

March 29, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase

Thousands of students are expected to travel to the state capitol on April 4 to protest tuition increases and address state legislators face-to-face. Coordinated by Students for Quality Education(SQE), and the California Faculty Association, the event is planned as a way for students to voice the...

New bill promises no more student loans

New bill promises no more student loans

Tisha Cheney

March 26, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News

A recently announced major bill, the Debt-Free College Act of 2018, aims to reduce student debt. According to Michael Inacay, Communications Director for Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, the legislation was officially announced on March 22, and will make college more affordable, eliminating the need...

The money you should be fighting for

The money you should be fighting for

Karen Limones

March 26, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

It’s going around campus like gossip, that students can fight a tuition increase from happening. If you haven’t heard by now, then maybe it’s time you get more involved on your own campus. Our tuition is increasing by $228 and that’s a lot of money coming out from some student’s wallets. According...

Is a proposed fee increase really for students’ benefit?

Is a proposed fee increase really for students’ benefit?

Kendall George

March 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

We cannot afford to live. Repeat. We, (students), cannot afford to live. We are facing an uphill battle with money. Getting our lives together and supporting ourselves for the future seems impossible, especially after a new proposed fee increase. Everyone has heard about the fee increase. If you haven't...

President Hutchinson extends advisory vote on fee increases to students

President Hutchinson extends advisory vote on fee increases to students

Natalie Hanson

March 5, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News

Gayle Hutchinson announced a student vote could affect proposed fee increases in an email to the campus Monday. The president announced she will extend the option of a referendum, an advising vote on the proposed measure to increase fees, to the student body. This means that students may now vote...

CSU students want their tuition money back

CSU students want their tuition money back

Karen Limones

February 16, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

The California State University Board of Trustees has proposed a 3 percent tuition increase that will go into effect in the 2018-19 school year. According to the CSU website, the tuition spike is needed to sustain enrollment, classes and services for current students. Students are concerned bec...

Rising tuition spurs student discussion

Rising tuition spurs student discussion

Josh Cozine

February 3, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

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 challen...

Chico State students don’t know where their tuition money is going

Chico State students don’t know where their tuition money is going

Grayson Boyer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Although it is impossible to determine where exactly Chico State student tuition money goes, all students deserve a basic understanding of how their money is used.The following information has been acquired from the 2017/2018 Budget Plan for Chico State, and Chico’s OpenGov.com page. Let’s start with the basics and dive into some numbers: student tuition is now $7,348 per year, a $308 increase from 2016. F...

Tuition increase raises $2.9 million

Tuition increase raises $2.9 million

Christian Solis

October 8, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

The recent tuition bump of five percent has raised $2.9 million to spend on increasing four-year graduation rates at Chico State.The Graduation Initiative 2025 comes from the CSU Chancellors Office and aims to increase four-year graduation rates across all CSU campuses. Efforts to implement the GI 2025 ...

University to receive $3 million from tuition hike

University to receive $3 million from tuition hike

Daniel Wright

April 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, News

The $270 per student tuition increase is estimated to net Chico State $3 million in new revenue, according to Chico State Budget Director Jeni Kitchell . Chico State receives its funding primarily from two sources: the State and student tuition. Chico State receives 4 percent from the CSU system, an all...

Tuition increase for Chico State

Tuition increase for Chico State

George Johnston

March 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

Chico State will now be more expensive to attend, after the California State University Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition by 5 percent March 22. To be exact, this tuition increase will cost undergrads $270 and graduate students $438 more to continue their education. The vote itself came...

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...

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