CSU to hike tuition if tax plan not approved

LONG BEACH, Calif.

By an 11-3 vote Wednesday, the CSU Board of Trustees approved a conditional tuition hike to address the potential failure of Proposition 30 on the Nov. 6 ballot. The board's finance committee approved the move Tuesday.

Under the resolution, CSU would raise tuition for the winter and spring 2013 terms if voters reject the tax measure and trigger a $250 million midyear funding cut to the 23-campus system.

In-state undergraduates would pay an additional $150 per semester. Annual tuition would rise to $6,270.

Under the measure approved Wednesday, if Proposition 30 passes, CSU would rescind a 9 percent tuition increase that went into effect this fall.

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