LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Students at Cal State University Los Angeles held a protest Tuesday afternoon.
M.E.Ch.A (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana-o de Aztlan) hosted the protest, which began at noon in front of the student bookstore.
Students say they are demonstrating against the university's lack of support to end budget cuts.
They feel they are paying more as fees continue to rise, but are getting fewer classes, faculty and staff.
Students say the cuts are making it hard to complete a degree in four years, forcing them to stay longer and acquire more debt.
The lack of classes also creates problems for students trying to fill financial aid requirements of 12 units.
The protest comes one day after thousands of students and activists demonstrating against cuts to higher education converged on the state Capitol.
The demonstration was billed as "occupy the Capitol," and was supported by a loose coalition of student groups and labor unions.
The CHP arrested 68 people inside Capitol Monday evening when they refused to leave after the building closed.
Four other people were arrested earlier in the day.
Gov. Jerry Brown did not attend the rally.
He said through a spokeswoman: "The students today are reflecting the frustrations of millions of Californians who have seen their public schools and universities eroded year after year. That's why it's imperative that we get more tax revenue this November," a reference to his proposed ballot initiative to raise taxes.
Last year, Brown signed a budget that cut funding for the University of California and Cal State systems by 23 percent.