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CSU Board of Trustees approves first tuition hike in six years

Posted at 12:59 PM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 15:59:33-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The California State University Board of Trustees' approved a raise in tuition across all 23 campuses Wednesday.

The vote approved a 5-percent tuition hike for the 2017-2018 school year, amounting to about $270 per year.

CSU's Board of Trustees said the increase will address a shortfall in funding from the state and increased demand from programs from campuses.

The vote also implemented the possibility to rescinding the tuition hike if state funding becomes available later.

A full board vote came after the Finance Committee first approved the proposal and the board listened to public input before their full vote.

The increase is the first such tuition increase for the university system in six years.