Students spared of new fees

CSU trustees drop plan to increase tuition for certain students

A trio of proposed new fees for California State University students has been put on hold indefinitely, the CSU Board of Trustees announced Tuesday (Nov. 13).

The fees would have raised tuition for “super seniors” (students with more than 160 units), students repeating courses and those taking 18 or more units, and were aimed at increasing new enrollment at the CSU’s 23 universities.

The trustees removed the proposal from the agenda of its Tuesday meeting in Long Beach attended by Gov. Jerry Brown. Just last week, CSU students were refunded about $132 million paid in advance for a tuition hike offset by the passage of Brown’s Proposition 30, a tax initiative to halt millions of dollars of “trigger cuts” to both K-12 and higher education.

A local protest of the new fees scheduled for Tuesday evening was canceled after the announcement.