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CSU Students to Receive Prop 30 Refunds

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After years of seeing tuition go up and classes get cut, many CSU students are about to receive refunds made possible by Prop 30.  The initiative raised state taxes to fund public education. 

At Sacramento State, the initiative will affect all 27,000 students.

“In a way, yes, because every student is gaining the benefit of the reduced tuition fee,” said Gina Curry, Director of the university’s Student Financial Services Center.

Prop 30 is retroactive to the fall semester.  Many students will receive refunds for a portion of their fall tuition.  Full-time undergrads will get $249.  The 30 percent of students who pay their own tuition will receive a check or direct deposit.

“And so we expect that we’ll be able to process those refunds out to the students who are eligible the last week before we head out for our winter recess,” explained Curry.

70 percent of Sac State students receive financial aid.  In those cases, the programs that paid the tuition are entitled to the refund, or a portion of it.

Under Prop 30, California’s sales tax rate went from 7.25 percent to 7.5 percent.