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Cal State students in line for tuition refunds after Prop. 30 passes

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Instead of tuition hikes, Cal State University students woke up to news that they'd receive refunds on their fees because voters approved Prop. 30 at the polls Tuesday, the California State Student Association said in a statement.

Prop. 30 passed with 54 percent of the vote. If it had not, the Cal State system would have been hit with a $250 million trigger cut and students would have experienced a $300 per year tuition increase, the loss of 5,500 course sections and limited fall 2013 enrollment, the student group said. 

Instead, Cal State students will receive an "immediate tuition refund of $249" to maintain tuition at $5,472 a year, the student association said.

The California State Student Association - CSSA - amped up voter registration efforts this summer. It registered 31,372 new student voters on 23 campuses for this election. The organization also sponsored rallies, information sessions and debates.

“The passage of Proposition 30 shows us two things: that Californians value public education and that young people truly can make a difference in an election," said Pedro Ramirez, CSSA vice president for Legislative Affairs and a student at Cal State Long Beach.

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Tami Abdollah can be reached via email and on Twitter (@latams).

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