The Orion

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

CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White

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 for The Chancellor’s Office that matter most to students.  Q: Will the CSU be providing ...

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...

CSU students to protest tuition increase at state capitol

Students creating

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), and the California Faculty Association, the event is planned as a way for students to voice their disconte...

New bill promises no more student loans

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

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 was officially announced on March 22, and will make college more affordable, eliminating the need...

The money you should be fighting for

Illustration by Jaime Munoz.

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 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?

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

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, 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

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

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

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 to sustain enrollment, classes and services for current students. Students are concerned bec...

Rising tuition spurs student discussion

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

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 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

Photo credit: Getty Images - Alex Slovan

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 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 takes a five percent increase. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

October 8, 2017

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

CSU Tuition Increases Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright

April 9, 2017

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...

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