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CSU fees to increase $204 annually
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The California State University Board of Trustees voted Friday to increase student fees by 5 percent, both for undergraduate students and graduate professional programs, starting this fall.

Full-time fees will increase by $204 for undergraduate students, $234 for credential program participants and $252 for graduate students. The increase comes on the heels of a 32 percent fee hike in fall 2009.

Doctoral education students will see a larger, 10 percent fee increase or $870 over last year’s fees.

The board also voted to eliminate the $11,160 annual cap on nonresident tuition, instead asking students to pay per unit fees based on the actual number of units taken. The per-unit fee will not increase.

According to CSU Stanislaus spokesperson Kim Hugget, the university will recalculate its fee structure and mail information out to students next week. Fees will be due in August, with classes beginning Aug. 23.

The fee increase will generate $50 million, which when combined with proposed restored funding in the proposed California budget would increase the CSU budget by $466 million from a year ago. The CSU budget would still fall $480 million short of the 2007-2008 budget, however.

If the adopted state budget doesn’t include the anticipated level of funding, CSU Trustees will consider raising fees by another 5 percent in November.