Cal Poly students vote for fee increase, again
March 1, 2012
Cal Poly students voted Wednesday in favor of a proposed Student Success Fee that would increase the cost of attending the university by $780 per year, the first proposal since a 2009 attempt was shot down.
Fee increases, proposed by university officials during budget hardships, require a student vote of approval, followed by the university president’s endorsement and then the chancellor’s sanction.
In 2009, California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed informed Cal Poly President Warren Baker that he would not approve a student fee increase at that time.
Proponents of the fee increases contend the monies would be used to pay for more classes and laboratory offerings.
Opponents say the administration should cut costs by shrinking administrator salaries and monies paid to former employees for work as consultants.