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Students strike against tuition hikes during a CSU Board of Trustees meeting.

SQE Member speaks against tuition hikes during the strike
Toni Lopez
SQE Member speaks against tuition hikes during the strike

Students from across the Cal State University System held a strike during a CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach.

Student organizations gathered to protest the multi-year tuition increase set to start in the fall semester.

In September of 2023, the CSU approved a 6 percent yearly increase in tuition for the next 5 years.

Organizations such as Students for Quality Education and Students Against Tuition Hikes held the protest outside the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

Jesus Medrano, a student from Cal State San Bernardino, shared one of the reasons he went on strike.

“I work with kids right now, low-income kids especially and if I’m struggling now, I can’t even imagine to see what’s gonna happen to these kids, who are in the same section 8 housing I was, who are in the same low-income housing and families I was in. They’re gonna be paying a 34% increase, that’s a 34% increase of struggle.”

The CSU has not yet responded to the student strikes. As of now, the tuition increase is still set to begin in the 2024-2025 school year.

For KVCR News, I’m Toni Lopez in Long Beach.