SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) – California State University is looking at either hiking tuition or slashing enrollment to make up for a $250 million loss of state money if voters do not approve Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax measures in November.
Assistant Vice Chancellor Robert Turnage told reporters Monday that the 23-campus system faces two bleak scenarios that the Board of Trustees will discuss at its Tuesday meeting.READ MORE: UPDATE: San Jose Triple-Stabbing Suspect Fatally Struck On Hwy 85 Identified
Under one scenario, enrollment would not be cut, but students would see a tuition increase of $150, or about 5 percent, per semester starting in January. Non-California residents would pay almost twice that.
Additionally, employees would see a 2.5 percent cut in salaries and benefits.READ MORE: San Francisco Police Scheduled Town Hall Meeting Over Fatal SFO Shooting
Turnage says an alternative plan calls for tuition to remain the same, but enrollment would be reduced by 1.5 percent, or 6,000 students.
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