CSU Students Fight Proposed 5-Percent Tuition Hike

Thursday, March 16, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- Celia LoBuono Gonzalez, 24, a communications major, already works three jobs — as a caregiver, as a babysitter and with student government — and has been at San Francisco State for seven years. Although tuition had been stable, “it’s been difficult to find classes to get through my major” because San Francisco State doesn’t offer enough courses for the people who need them, she said. Gonzalez joined about 300 other students, including Cal State East Bay graduate student David Lopez, president of the Cal State Student Association, on Monday and Tuesday to lobby state lawmakers. “We made it very personal and told stories” of how price hikes affect students, said Lopez, adding that lawmakers declined to make any promises as they try to work out next year’s budget by the June 15 deadline and wrestle with uncertainties in federal funding to the state.