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CSU Will Hike Tuition 5 Percent, If Voters Don't Approve Tax Increase

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The California State University Board of Trustees voted today to hike tuition 5 percent next semester if an initiative on the November ballot that raises sales income taxes fails.

The board says that the 23-campus CSU system anticipates losing $250 million if the Gov. Jerry Brown-supported Proposition 30 goes down, according to City News Service.

A 5 percent tuition increase means in-state CSU students would be paying an extra $150 a semester. Out-of-state students would pay an extra $810 each year for their tuition supplement fee. The hike would raise $58 million per semester.

Another part of the contingency plan passed today would require CSU employees to pay more for their health care, as well as a host of cost-cutting measures (than there are already). CSU Chancellor Charles Reed also proposed hiking three more student fees that would raise $35 million more, but the board put those proposals on hold until November.

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If Proposition 30 passes, tuition will revert to levels from last semester. Tuition was hiked 9 percent this semester.

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