CSU tuition increase expected to get OK
March 15, 2017
• Would go up 5 percent with Fall terms
• But most not expected to feel it, university says
California State University students will have to open their wallets a bit wider to pay for tuition starting with the fall term, if university trustees next week approve, as expected, a 5 percent increase.
It will be the first CSU tuition increase since 2011.
That will bring tuition to:
• $5,742 for undergraduates. It is currently $5,472
• $6,660 for credential-awarding programs, including teaching. That is an increase of $312.
If adopted, the increases would generate $77.5 million in net revenue.
The university says the extra money will help pay for greater course availability, more faculty and the further implementation of “eAdvising” platforms.
More than 60 percent of all CSU undergraduate students have their tuition fees fully covered by financial aid grants or waivers and the proposed tuition increase would have no financial effect on such students, the university says.
Of the 23 CSU campuses, five are in the Central Valley: Bakersfield, Fresno, Turlock, Sacramento and Chico. CSU has a total enrollment of more than 460,000 students.