Newsom’s budget proposal increases base funding to Cal State by 3%, as well as injects $255 million into the system for several initiatives, including deferred maintenance and emergency student aid. The extra funding, however, comes with the expectation that the system keeps tuition and fees level and that it makes strides in student equity.
Other public colleges are hoping to follow suit. Presidents of Idaho’s public, four-year colleges promised to freeze tuition for the upcoming fiscal year if the state legislature approves the governor’s higher education budget. His proposal restores $15.4 million that was cut from the sector for the current fiscal year.