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CSU Long Beach President Testifies in Sacramento on College Affordability and Financial Aid

February 18, 2010
By Erik Fallis

California State University, Long Beach President F. King Alexander testified on Feb. 17, before the Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education.

The third public committee hearing was dedicated to understanding issues of higher-education expenses including fees/tuition, room and board, textbooks, and debt. The committee also discussed student's ability to pay, and the comprehensive scope of state, federal and private financial aid available for students in public and private institutions.

An archive of the testimony is available online at the California Channel. President Alexander's comments begin approximately 2 hours and 56 minutes into the hearing. The president was preceded in his testimony by three student leaders of the CSU, University of California and Community College systems, including Steve Dixon, president of the California State Student Association, who spoke approximately 2 hours and 44 minutes into the hearing.