CSU: No Tuition Increases to Make Up $250 Million Funding Gap

Published On : 1/23/2013 9:53 AM
By : Ben Adler
From : CCN
Categories : Local, State

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California State University administrators are asking the state for nearly a quarter-billion dollars more than Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposes. But the governor is warning that CSU will have to make do without everything it’s asking for.

Brown and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom both attended TUESDAY’s CSU Trustees meeting in Long Beach.

During the meeting, Newsom pushed Chief Financial Officer Benjamin Quillian on whether tuition could be affected by that funding gap.

“The idea or issue surrounding tuition or fee increases is off the table. That will not be presented as an option.

“At this point, we are operating as if we will not increase tuition.”

The governor’s proposed budget would give CSU 125 million dollars more than last year. But the system is looking for more than 370 million including more than 85 million for salary increases. Brown suggested those pay raises would not be so “easily obtained.”

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