LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) California State University trustees have approved a 9 percent tuition hike despite a demonstration that ended in a struggle between police and protesters.
Assistant Chancellor Robert Turnage says the trustees reconvened elsewhere as the demonstration occurred at the doors of the Long Beach meeting room and they voted 9-6 in favor of the increase.
The hike will raise student costs $498 to $5,970 a year.
Three people were taken into custody during the demonstration and an officer suffered a cut arm when a door shattered.
University officials said the proposed tuition increase for 2012-2013 is necessary because of continuing cuts in state funding. The CSU budget has been slashed by $650 million in recent years and another $100 million cut is possible next month.