The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees is proposing a potential tuition increase for the 2018-19 academic year. This increase would affect all 23 CSU campuses including Sacramento State. It is immensely important that the student body is aware of this proposed increase, understands the financial situation of the CSU, and has an opportunity to get involved.
On February 8, 2018, President Nelsen and I will be holding a forum to provide information regarding the potential tuition increase (12 pm, Hinde Auditorium, University Union). Associated Students, Inc. at Sac State (ASI), will be sharing the student voice and experience with the CSU Board of Trustees, elected state officials, and Governor Jerry Brown to show them that they must invest in higher education and not put the financial burden on students. Your guidance is essential to helping us fight a tuition increase. Please fill out this survey to help guide ASI’s Tuition Advocacy efforts this year.
Let’s come together, as one student body, to fight for an affordable and accessible education.
Information about the Potential Tuition Increase:
As an entity of the State of California, the CSU is in need of sufficient state funding in order to operate programs and cover mandatory costs. The Governor’s preliminary state budget proposal indicates that the CSU may not receive the necessary state funds it needs to operate. If the CSU does not receive the funding it needs, it is possible that the CSU Board of Trustees will vote to increase tuition in order to fund items on the CSU budget such as the Graduation Initiative, academic facility improvements, and employee compensation. The CSU Board of Trustees will be meeting in March to determine whether or not an increase will be implemented.
If the CSU Board of Trustees votes to increase tuition, here are the projected dollar increases for various academic programs. The increase will not affect students who receive state waivers, Cal Grant tuition award, and state university grants.
$228 potential increase for undergraduate programs.
$264 potential increase for credential programs.
$432 potential increase for graduate programs.
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