The California State University Board of Trustees today (March 22) approved tuition increases for the fall 2017 term. Annual tuition for resident undergraduate students will increase by $270 and will generate $77.5 million in net revenue for student success initiatives, including the Graduation Initiative 2025.
The tuition increases are the system’s first since 2011.
“The university faces a critical juncture where additional revenue is needed if we are to continue the trajectory that has seen campuses reach all-time highs in graduation rates,” said Steve Relyea, CSU executive vice chancellor and chief financial officer.
“If our advocacy efforts do not result in adequately funding the trustees’ budget request, the revenue generated by this increase will allow us to add faculty, courses, advisers and other resources to improve students’ opportunities for success,” Relyea continued. “This is not a course of action that is taken lightly. …”