Malingering CSU students eyed
November 6, 2012
Trustees of the California State University system will decide next week if fees will be raised for so-called “professional students” in an attempt to open up enrollment for more people. (San Francisco Chronicle)
The strategy is to spread a new fee increase between an estimated 53,000 students who take extra courses, repeat classes or dawdle too long at school, to move them through school faster.
University trustees already have made plans to raise tuition and other fees to all of its 425,000 undergraduates if Prop. 30, the governor’s sales tax increase proposal, fails in today’s election.
Included in the new plan’s agenda is a “graduation incentive fee” to discourage individuals from taking more classes than needed to graduate. An additional financial burden would also be placed on those who repeat courses, and who take more than a regular full-time course load.
Students are said to be organizing protests to call attention to the planned action by trustees.