FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado State University is considering a 20 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students this fall to help deal with a $23 million cut in state funding.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported Saturday that layoffs are imminent. The number isn’t yet known.

Academic units have been told to expect a 2 percent budget cut while non-academic units face a 5 percent cut.

CSU Provost Rick Miranda disclosed the tuition proposal in an e-mail to faculty and staff. He told the newspaper that deans and other departments head will identify the cuts in two weeks.

The CSU Board of Governors will have the final say on the tuition increase at a meeting in June.

Richard Eykholt, chairman of the Faculty Council, says layoff notices will probably start by April 1.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. Jiminredstate says:

    No, don’t raise tuition for in state undergraduates, simply charge either out of state tuition for illegals or even 150% of whatever out of state students pay. Then eliminate all scholarships not based on academic merit. No freeloaders, no athletes taking dog walking and basket weaving. Actual students whom are academically qualified, should not foot the bill for those whom are not.

  2. Akbar says:

    How about taking the money from the Millionaires freeloaders or just cut defense spending in half, hell then we would just match the spending of the entire western hemisphere, and put that money into education and research.

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