Expected Student Fee Hikes Waived

Jul 02, 2006
The new state budget for the 2006-07 fiscal year, signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger June 30, eliminates student fee increases that were scheduled to begin this fall.

Accordingly, California resident students will pay California State University (CSU) fees at current year levels, according to the chancellor's office: $2,520 for undergraduates, $2,922 for teaching credential students, and $3,102 for graduate students.

In addition to the state university fee, students pay an average of $644 in campus fees.

In a prepared statement, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed said, "The elimination of the fee increase provides financial relief to middle class students, affording them more time to study and less time working to pay for the additional fee increase."

The fiscal 2006-07 budget provides the CSU with $226 million in new revenue, enough to avoid the expected fee hikes, ranging from about 8% to 10%. If they had taken effect, undergraduates would have had to pay $2,724, teaching credential students $3,156, and graduate students $3,414, exclusive of campus fees.

For more information, call CSU Public Affairs at 562/951-4800.