CSU must choose tuition hike or enrollment cut

From Fresno Bee:

LOS ANGELES — California State University is facing the bleak choice of either raising tuition or shrinking enrollment if voters reject tax increase measures on the November ballot and a $250 million funding cut goes into effect, officials said Monday.

Assistant Vice Chancellor Robert Turnage said the board of trustees will discuss two scenarios at its meeting Tuesday and adopt a plan in September in order to be prepared for the possibility of a loss in funds midway through the academic year.

“The easy choices are gone so the $250 million trigger cut poses a huge challenge,” Turnage told reporters on a conference call. “We have reached a point where it’s nothing but difficult trade-offs.”