Graduating students at more than a dozen California public universities will have to hand over money before they are handed their diplomas.
California State University plans to spend the projected $125.1 million in extra state funding for the 2013-14 academic year to expand enrollment and online courses, boost employee salaries and pay for increased energy and health benefit costs.
California State University officials say they need nearly $250 million more in state funding for the next academic year than Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget calls for.
The governor is ultimately looking to make the university system a more efficient one, keeping costs down while also getting students out in a timely fashion.
Some students might be able to receive a four-year college bachelor’s degree for just $10,000 under a proposal by a member of the California Assembly.
The governing boards of both California State University and the University of California have heeded pleas from Gov. Jerry Brown to postpone proposed tuition increases.
Hundreds of students at UC Berkeley walked out of class and marched in the rain Thursday, demanding that their tuition go down following the passage of Proposition 30.
Timothy White will replace current CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, who announced in late May that he planned to retire after a 14-year tenure.
According to a report from non-profit watchdog California Common Sense, the state now spends more on prisons than universities.
California State University and its faculty union have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract that would avert strikes threatened for the fall.