Cal State system to again vote on fee increase

May 12, 2009 5:16:01 PM PDT
Trustees of the California State University system will vote Wednesday whether to raise student fees by another 10 percent. This would be the seventh increase since 2002.

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If approved, the increase is expected to generate an estimated $127 million for the 23 campus CSU system.

Undergraduates would pay about $306 more per year, bringing full-time fees to about $3,300.

Meanwhile, state Assembly member Alberto Torrico of Newark is introducing a bill that would tax oil companies. That revenue would help make up for budget shortfalls in the UC and CSU systems.

"$1 billion potentially would be earmarked and dedicated for higher education, and that would result, I would hope, in reduced tuition, increased class offering, and would make a four-year education again a reality," Torrico said.

The California Faculty Association opposes the student fee hike, saying the trustees have not examined the impact it would have on attendance and graduation rates.

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