Stop the Tuition Increase

Why an Increase?

  • Declining state support
  • Increased Enrollment
  • Tuition freeze (that students fought for) about to end
  • Graduation Initative 2025

3 Ways to Help Stop a Tuition Increase

1. Join the Protest:

On March 22nd from 8am-1pm students from across the state will be at the Board of Trustees meeting at the Chancellor’s Office (401 Golden Shore Ave. Long Beach, CA). Show the BOT that you do NOT support the tuition increase.

We will have students inside and outside the meeting. We will give away raffle tickets for various gifts, including $270. It is supposed to rain that day, so plan accordingly.

If you drive to the action, CFA will reimburse students for parking (about $17).

Sign up for the protest here.

Check out the Facebook event!

2. Call Today:

The Board of Trustees will vote on a 5% tuition increase at their meeting in Long Beach on March 21-22. Call or email the Trustees today to let them know why they should vote “no” on the tuition increase:

Call Board of Trustees office and leave a message for any Trustee: (562) 951-4020

3. Share Your Message: 

Tell the Trustees how this tuition increase will effect you through this form.

How Much Will it Increase?

  • $270 for in-state undergraduates
  • $438 for graduate students

Know the facts:

  • Between 2002-2012 tuition went up 283%. Today we are already paying far more than any generation of CSU students before us.
  • Statewide tuition has been frozen for four years because students came together to fight against these increases. Thousands of us marched and demonstrated, shared our stories and forced the CSU Administration to listen.
  • Now the freeze is over and Chancellor White says we need a $270 tuition increase to fund his “Graduation Initiative.” But how can he expect students to graduate sooner if we have to spend more time working in order to pay tuition? It’s up to us to tell the Board of Trustees to REJECT this plan.

Want to learn more? Check out these resources on the tuition increase and our free higher education campaign. And follow our social media campaign here.