Students may see another tuition increase

Hundreds of students lay down to symbolize the "Death of Public Education," as they protest peacefully outside the UCLA campus Covel Commons building, where University of California regents were scheduled to vote on a 32 percent student fee increase, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. The UC Board of Regents is considering boosting undergraduate fees, the equivalent of tuition, by $2,500 by summer 2010. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

July 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Public university students in California are expected to face another tuition hike after school officials meet.

The board of trustees for the California State University system will vote Tuesday on a 12 percent hike for the fall semester.

If the tuition hike is approved, students would be paying $1,200 more than they were two years ago.

University of California students face a 9.6 percent hike if the board of regents approves their proposed increase on Thursday.

It would be the ninth fee increase in eight years.

Both university systems say the hikes are necessary to help offset cuts in the new state budget.