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Cal State Trustees to Vote on Fee Hikes, Furloughs

— California State University's governing board is set to vote on an emergency budget plan that would significantly raise student fees, shrink enrollment and furlough most employees at its 23 campuses.

The CSU Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the plan to address a 20 percent reduction in state funding, which is struggling to close a $26 billion budget deficit.

Student fees would rise by 20 percent - on top of a 10-percent increase approved in May. Most undergraduates would pay about $4,800 per year beginning this fall.

Most of its 47,000 employees would take furloughs two days per month and see their pay cut by about 10 percent.

Student enrollment would be cut about 10 percent over the next two years.

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