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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...

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.  ...

Students petition tuition increase

Students petition tuition increase

Jacqueline Morales

March 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State students petitioned the upcoming tuition increase March 8. Tuition is supposed to increase about $270 for the upcoming fall semester. Chico State students along with alumni encouraged each other to sign the petition to avoid the increase."It affects all of us, all of us are affected. It doesn't...

Students struggling to survive

Students struggling to survive

Rachel Reyes

March 2, 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...

Community colleges help students develop life skills

Community colleges help students develop life skills

Susan Whaley

February 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It felt like the first day of kindergarten. I was nervous and shaking but so excited to finally enter a different world. A world that I considered to be that of grown-ups.This spring is my first semester as a transfer student at Chico State. I went to community college for eight years. Eight whole yea...

Increased tuition raises questions and encourages struggle

Increased tuition raises questions and encourages struggle

Nicole Henson

February 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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...

Tuition hike vote postponed, students organize

Molly Sullivan

December 7, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The CSU Board of Trustees has postponed its vote on the proposed 5 percent tuition hike for two months, moving the vote to its March 21 meeting. The CSU is currently facing a $168.8 million shortfall for its 2017-2018 budget. When Gov. Jerry Brown did not offer to fund the CSU’s budget request of ...

Students protest possible tuition hike

Molly Sullivan

November 14, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Students from 23 CSU campuses are protesting the proposed tuition hike at the Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach, California. The CSU Chancellor recently proposed raising tuition by 5 percent to partially make up for a shortfall in the budget. “Students should not have to worry about pa...

Possible tuition increase for students

Molly Sullivan

November 9, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

CSU students could pay 5 percent more in tuition next fall, according to a tuition proposal by CSU Chancellor Timothy White. If the proposal passes, annual tuition would increase by $270 for undergraduates, $312 for credential students and $438 for graduate students. The proposal will be discus...

Tuition might rise again

Alex Horne

November 9, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The CSU Chancellor has proposed an increase in tuition prices that range from $270 for undergraduates to $438 for graduate students per year. This is after tuition has already been raised more than $1,000 in the past eight years.This proposal is because of new CSU initiatives that total $346 million i...

Student employees deserve better benefits

Student employees deserve better benefits

Jeff Guzman and Dongyoung Won

October 17, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the past few years, California State University academic student employees have been bargaining with the CSU board of trustees for a better work environment. It was only recently that an agreement was reached between the CSU system and the union workers. Looking at the living conditions of some...

Poverty affects college students too

Alex Horne

September 28, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Work, school and paying bills. It's a common scenario. Many students at Chico State support themselves completely. Being a student and working is quite common on our campus, but unfortunately, for some students, it isn't enough. A recent study by the California State University system showed that appr...

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