Cal State tuition may increase this spring

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Cal State University students may see another jump in tuition prices.

Hundreds of thousands of students attending Cal State Universities may have to pay more this coming spring semester than they did in the fall.

Chancellor Charles Reed is calling for a 5 percent increase for both undergrads and graduate students for next semester. And he recommends a 10 percent increase next fall. If both increases are approved, annual tuition would be about $4,900. Next year students would pay about $700 more.

CSU has raised tuition four times in the past three years because of sharp state budget cuts. The 23-campus system serves more than 400,000 students. And officials say the latest increases are meant to restore courses and services that had been cut.

University trustees still have to approve the proposed increases.