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Learn more about the 'Price of CSU' April 24

April 23, 2013

The CSU Presidential Ambassadors will hold the second annual Tuition Runs Out event April 24 on the Lory Student Center Plaza. The event, which aims to build awareness regarding the importance of private giving, is themed 'The Price of CSU.'

 Visit the LSC Plaza on April 24

All students are encouraged to drop by the Lory Student Center Plaza between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24.

The 2013 Price of CSU event will include game show-themed activities such as Plinko, as well as refreshments and prizes, including slap bands, stickers and buttons.

Students can win prizes in the weeks leading up to The Price of CSU by participating in social media contests and tweeting with the hashtag #TuitionRunsOut. 

Higher ed funding

Student tuition and fees account for a little more than one-quarter (27 percent) of the total annual cost to run CSU. The rest is covered by funds raised through grants and contracts (36 percent), state support (10 percent), donations and gifts (6 percent), and additional sources of revenue.

Twenty years ago, state funding paid for two-thirds the cost of a CSU education. Individual students and their families now pay more than two-thirds of the costs, with the state covering the remaining one-third. This shift has made financial aid increasingly important, and private giving helps backfill cuts in state funding.

Students will learn more about private giving and the lifecycle of their tuition at the Price of CSU Event on April 24.    

For more details about Tuition Runs Out/The Price of CSU, visit the Presidential Ambassadors Facebook page.