CSU: INCREASED FEES FOR STUDENTS STAYING TOO LONG
Arcata, Ca- California State Universities are hoping to pass new tuition hikes for students who they say are taking too long to graduate. The CSU board says some students are staying in school way to long and they need to free up space for students who cannot get in.
As the fall semester is nearing its end, studiousness is the trend around the campus of HSU. Final exams are just a few weeks away and the diligence put forth into making the grade is evident. You'd think that’s the goal for all college students…right?
Well if not, some Cal State University students may soon have to pay higher fees for sticking around too long.
HSU Provost/VP Academic Affairs says, "This is not a revenue generator, this is meant to correct behavior."
Board trustees are considering tacking on 3 different fess that are designed to encourage students to graduate more quickly.
The average CSU student graduates with about 145 credits, yet it only takes 120 credits to get a Bachelor's degree. That's why board members want to use this tuition hike to encourage students to make better use of their time and make room for students who could use those classes.
Transfer students will be allowed a little more time to graduate.
A fee will be imposed for students who have over 150 units, those who take 18 or more credits a semester, and course repeaters.
The price would range from $91-$372
If approved, the tuition hike would be in place next fall.