Cal State Students Want Fee Hikes To Be Postponed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of California State University students say they plan to ask the board of trustees to postpone a set of proposed tuition hikes while the effect of the increases is further studied.

Natalie Dorado of Students for a Quality Education told reporters in a conference call Monday that increasing fees would hinder students from graduating faster.

The university announced last week it would ask trustees at its meeting Tuesday to approve higher fees for students who already have enough credits to graduate, take more than a fulltime load, and those who repeat courses. The goal is to push students to graduate faster and free class space.

But students say the fee boosts would punish students who may have to quit a class because of job pressures or switch majors.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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