Cal State Trustees Postpone Vote on Controversial Fee Increases

California State University’s Board of Trustees opted on Tuesday to delay its vote on a proposal that would have increased fees on students who take more classes than necessary to graduate. The proposal was part of an effort to clear space for incoming freshmen. But the board delayed its vote after students criticized the proposal, saying higher fees would cause them to delay their graduation or take on more debt.

Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom, who like Brown is a member of the board because of the elected office he holds, praised the move in a statement Tuesday.
The university is “sending a strong message to students and their families that we are serious about protecting access for all,” Newsom said.

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