BY SCVNEWS Staff
The California State University board of trustees will raising fees for so-called “career students” when the board meets Nov. 13 and 14 in Long Beach.
CSU staff is proposing a fee hike for students who take more than four typical years’ worth of courses, and those who take a heavier-than-normal load at one time, and those who have to repeat courses.
Staff says the changes to the fee structure will “result in access for an estimated 16,000 more high school and community college students.”
The recommended changes are:
* Graduation Incentive Fee: Fall 2013 students who have 160 or more units will pay an additional fee per unit. Starting in fall 2014, students who have 150 or more units will be required to pay a supplemental unit fee. The graduation of this group of students will open up space for an estimated 12,000 new students while increasing graduation rates.
* Third-tier Tuition Fee: Students who are taking 18 or more units will be assessed a fee for each additional unit. This would open up course sections for students trying to get enough units each semester.
* Course Repeat Fee: Students who repeat a course will be required to pay an additional fee per unit. If CSU reduced course repeats by half, it would free up space for approximately 4,000 students.