More tuition hikes likely at CA public universities

June 30, 2011 6:46:02 AM PDT
California's new state budget means a painful second round of tuition hikes are likely at California's public universities.

Discussions are underway for tuition to go up at least 10 percent this fall. That is on top of an 8 percent increase at UC and a 10 percent hike at Cal State which is already set to take effect.

A decade of increases has more than tripled tuition to about $11,000 a year at UC and $5,000 at Cal State, and that is not including room, board and other fees.