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1 Rising tuition cost of CSU’s Jorey Scott, Abigail Carpenter, Rashid Barley, Chris Cannon

2 CSU System ●The California State University public school system is the largest higher education system in the US. ●The CSU system holds about 447,000 students with about 45,000 faculty members. ●San Jose State University became the first CSU within the system established in 1857, an officially being located in San Jose by 1871

3 CSU’s Before ●CSU’s were first established to provide quality, accessible education at an affordable cost. ●Any resident of California who qualified was able to enroll in a CSU. If they did not qualify at first they were allowed to attend a California Community College and then transfer to a CSU or UC. ●There was a California Master Plan for Higher Education which wanted to provided tuition-free education for California Students, with the only fee being for materials and service.

4 CSU’s Now ●CSU’s no longer provide a free education to California residential students. ●Although CSU’s are more affordable than most other universities, the cost they are at now make them unaffordable to those who are applying ●Tuition over the past 12 years has gone up 283%

5 CSU “fees” ●Tuition fees as well as other campus fees increased drastically over the years due cutbacks in state funding. ●Many people believe that the tuition for CSU’s and UC’s as well are too high, making it unaffordable for many students. ●Budget cuts on State Universities directly cause not only student tuition to increase but also student fees

6 Alternative Courses of Action ●To compensate for slashing of state funding towards CSU’s, CSU system imposed tuition fees on students attending the institutions. ●When CSU was first created in 1965 the only fee imposed on accepted students was $105 for materials and other services. ●With funding be cut yearly the only other course of action for the board members of CSU was and is to increase tuition.

7 CSU (SQE) Advocates ●Students for Quality Education (SQE) was founded by students in the California State University (CSU) system in 2007 to contribute to the student movement for educational rights in public higher education. ●SQE is committed to the CA Master Plan for Higher Education’s principles of an affordable, accessible, quality education for the CSU system. ●SQE works towards securing a fully-funded CSU that would eliminate the need for student fees.

8 SQE SQE is committed to nonviolent political and grassroots organizing. SQE recognizes that faculty working conditions are student learning conditions; therefore, we will maintain solidarity with faculty. SQE believes the CSU should be governed by its students, faculty and staff.

9 Affordable and Quality Education ●CSU’s should revert to the ways they once were when they opened in the 60s ●Tuition is being increased while students are receiving less, low quality education, as well as faculty being underpaid and overworked. ●CSU’s are responsible for leaving students with almost $17,000 in debt when they graduate...if they graduate. ●CSU’s must go back to their old mission statement of affordable, accessible higher education and stop increasing student fees for other purposes.

10 CSU Cost ●CSU’s when they first opened were open to any California resident who qualified, with the only cost being a material and service fee of $105 ●The average cost per semester for a student at a CSU is $6,759. This includes Tuition and other student fees. ●Tuition alone is $5,472 per semester compared to $2,520 in the 06/07 year.

11 Historical CSU Tuition Rates

12 Decreased Budget ●Funding for CSU’s have decreased by over 25% causing over billions of dollars in cutbacks ●decreased funding increases tuition and other fees, leaving students with more money to pay. ●CSU students graduate with about $16,700 worth of debt.

13 Paying More for Less Classes ●Since 2008 almost 4,500 course sections have been cut from all the CSU’s making it a -3.3% change in four years. ●Out of the 23 CSU’s only 7 schools had a positive increase in course sections provided, most of them being of the smaller schools.

14 Where the money goes? ●According to the CSU Chancellor’s financial audit, only 35% of the university’s operating expenses went to “directly support the primary mission of the university, which is instruction” ●From 1998 to 2011 the CSU Executives received a 71% increase in salary while faculty only received 21%. ●A majority of the 23 executives receive more than $275,000 plus extra yearly allowances on housing and cars.

15 Raises Of Salary for Students, Faculty and CSU Presidents Notice how student fees increase at a similar rate like that of the Salaries of CSU Presidents? Notice how faculty salaries see little to no type of increase?

16 State Budget Cuts Hurt Students In an article written by The Daily Californian, “rankings show UC and CSU tuition fastest growing in the nation”. UC spokesperson Dianne Klein said, “the numbers were not surprising and pointed to the unprecedented budget cutbacks at the state level as the reason for the tuition increases”. 553 × 300 - “State support represents half of the overall CSU budget, so we’ve been cutting and cutting a lot”.

17 Current Solution ●The current CSU solution has been to freeze the increase in tuition in order to continue receiving aid from the government ● The CSU system is raising cost for students in other ways such as different fees.

18 Our Solution ●Cut Executive salaries ●Increase government funding ●Give more direct aid to students ●Limit what students can use federal aid on ●Keep CSU’s from being privatized ●Restrict unnecessary fees

19 Political Action Plan ●Informed student body about current situation concerning CSU tuition ●Had a petition signed ●Interviewed fellow students on the topic ●

20 Alternative Solutions. ●Darius Kemp, spokesman for the student association, said the state needs to look at alternative revenues such as creating a tax on oil companies extracting crude oil. Such a California tax could generate up to $3 billion a year. ●There has been a push within the CSU system by the affordable learning solutions campaign to give students access to high-quality online instructional materials that are free or low cost ●

21 Work Cited -US. CSU Budget Office. The California State University. N.p., 2012. Web. 06 Nov. 2014 -Walker11, Brianne. "UC, CSU Tuition Increases: The Causes And Consequences | Neon Tommy." UC, CSU Tuition Increases: The Causes And Consequences | Neon Tommy. N.p., 11 Dec. 2011. Web. 06 Nov. 2014. -Smith, Allison. "World Socialist Web Site." Budget Cuts Hit California State University -. International Committee of the Fourth International, 14 Feb. 2012. Web. 07 Nov. 2014. -"Cal State Students Speak out against 'student Success Fees'" KPCC. KPCC, 6 Nov. 2014. Web. 07 Nov. 2014. - - -"The CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions Campaign -- Campus Technology." The CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions Campaign -- Campus Technology. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2014. -

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