By Taniya Harwell |Staff Writer|
This action was decided on during a Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 28.
“I’m not sure how successful the fee have made me,” said student Duayne Sayre.
“Student success fees” began being implemented around CSU campuses in 2008 and are now required for enrollment at 12 CSU’s .
The new policy will require a student vote after the new fee has been established for six years and after campuses undertake an education campaign to inform students about the uses and costs of the charges, according to the LA Times.
State legislature put a moratorium—a pause in enforcement of a law—on the fee last Summer causing Chancellor Timothy P. White to recommend the overhaul to the board of trustees.
The moratorium on additional fees will remain in place until 2016.
Student success fees are a way that some campuses have supplemented their budget.
CSU administrators have pitched the fees as a way to help pay for more services and to hire professors and staff in the midst of state budget cuts, according to The Sun.
Critics of the fees say they are a workaround to the tuition freeze implemented at $5,472 in 2012 in exchange for increased state support, according to The Sacramento Bee.
Student success fees currently have varying amounts, the average being $300. For example, Cal State San Luis Obispo features a success fee of $780 while Cal State Dominguez Hills’ success fee is set at $35.
The student success fee at CSUSB is currently $162 for the 2014-2015 academic year.