CSU raises tuition 9% amid student protests

November 17, 2011

California State University trustees voted to raise tuition by 9 percent on Wednesday, while outside the system’s Long Beach headquarters CSU police violently clashed with protesters. [SanFranciscoChronicle]

Police used pepper spray on student protesters. In the end, a glass entry door was shattered, one officer was hospitalized and police had arrested four protesters.

The trustees voted to raise tuition for the second time this year in a room by themselves after exiting the main meeting room where protesters had disrupted the proceeding. CSU officials said they can conduct business outside the meeting room as long as non-disruptive members of the public can attend.

However, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a trustee, said the “decision should be canceled and taken up again at a special meeting next month,” the Chronicle said.

“This issue is simply too important to not allow for a full and thorough public discussion,” he said to the Chronicle.

Tuition costs have tripled since what it cost in 2002-2003. Next fall, tuition and fees will run an average of $7,017.



  1. willie says:

    They should wait and see if the diplomas and degrees they issue in the next few years are worth anything at all!

  2. Mike says:

    Every time these people vote to increase tuition they should get a pay cut of the same %. 9% tuition increase means a 9% pay cut for them. That seems fair to me.

  3. standup says:

    Why didn’t the lazy ass prison guards get their pay cut?

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