This year, Chico State students are facing a massive increase in the cost for higher education.
Wednesday we told you about a proposed student fee increase of almost $200. Thursday the organization Students for Quality Education hosted a press conference and panel to provide student response to the planned increase. The organization is a statewide, student-run organization that fights for accessible, affordable and quality higher education.
Organization member Jamie Cabrera said that while it may sound like a small increase for some, for others it has a big impact on their wallets. She said, "There is a big population here on campus who will not be able to do that, and that divide is just really disheartening. That's like 50 percent of the students who are gonna be struggling even more, who are already struggling as it is, who are working two jobs, who now have to work more hours who are forgetting about their studies, it's all real it's what we face every single day."
Students with the organization from different CSU campuses will be gathering at the state capitol on April 4th to demand Governor Jerry Brown fully fund all of the CSU's.