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CSU Trustees Postpone Proposed Fee Hike

Published On: Nov 13 2012 10:44:53 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 13 2012 11:22:00 AM CST
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LONG BEACH, Calif. -

California State University Trustees have postponed reviewing a plan to hike student fees.

Trustees were scheduled consider the plan during board meetings in Long Beach. Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to attend Tuesday's meeting.

Instead, an advisory went out at 8:30 a.m. which stated the fee hike will now be reviewed at a later date after Trustees gather additional information and input from stakeholders.

The fee would be charged to students who already have enough credits to graduate, take more than a full-time load and those who repeat courses.  They're being called "superseniors."

It would charge them an additional $372 dollars per unit and would go in effect next fall.

Cal State officials estimate it would bring in $30 million in extra revenue annually.

A group of California State University students planned to address the board of trustees and ask them to postpone the set of proposed tuition hikes.
 
Natalie Dorado of Students for a Quality Education told reporters in a conference call Monday that increasing fees would hinder students from graduating faster.
 
The Cal State representatives said three new fee hikes would be designed to push students to earn their degrees faster and free up an estimated 18,000 enrollment slots.
 
But students say the fee boosts would punish students who may have to quit a class because of job pressures or switch majors.