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Chancellor Joseph Castro shared a press conference with local media on Nov. 2.

Q&A: Chancellor discusses COVID-19 at Chico State, addresses enrollment decline and turns down tuition reimbursement

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // November 4, 2021

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro shared a press conference with President Gayle Hutchinson for local media on Tuesday during his visit to the university. Castro is currently serving...

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro in Colusa Hall on Nov. 2.

CSU Chancellor Castro: no to tuition increases, yes to salary negotiations and mental health resources

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // November 3, 2021

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro joined President Gayle Hutchinson on Tuesday afternoon to host an open forum for the Chico State community. He was welcomed by students, faculty and...

CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White

Q&A: CSU Chancellor responds to The Orion’s Spring 2021 questions

Kimberly Morales and Julian Mendoza // September 11, 2020

Chancellor Timothy P. White announced Thursday in a letter to all 23 institutions in the CSU system that most Spring 2021 classes will meet online. Following the announcement, The Orion posed some questions...

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...

Students creating debt boulders. The boulders will be added with others students boulders to form a physical mountain of debt.

CSU students to protest tuition increase at state capitol

Josh Cozine // March 29, 2018

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),...

Hawaii senator Brian Schatz has introduced the new bill aiming to decrease student debt. Photo courtesy of Mike Inacay.

New bill promises no more student loans

Tisha Cheney // March 26, 2018

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...

Illustration by Jaime Munoz.

The money you should be fighting for

Karen Limones // March 26, 2018

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...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Is a proposed fee increase really for students’ benefit?

Kendall George // March 14, 2018

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,...

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

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...

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CSU students want their tuition money back

Karen Limones // February 16, 2018

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...

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

Rising tuition spurs student discussion

Josh Cozine // February 3, 2018

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...

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

Grayson Boyer // October 16, 2017

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...

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