CSU summer school students face extra fee

May 17, 2010

Students registering for summer school classes on the 23 California State University campuses are discovering an extra fee on their bill, raising the cost for a full load by about $1,000. [Sacramento Bee]

The new fee translates into as much as a 40 percent increase over what students would pay in the fall or spring for a pair of undergraduate classes. CSU students already suffered a 32 percent fee increase in 2009.

University officials defended the fee increase, arguing they have few choices because the CSU system has been crippled by budget cuts. Either they increase fees or not offer any summer classes at all.

However, lawyers in San Francisco have already filed a lawsuit, challenging the new fee. The case will be heard in an Oakland court on Thursday.