California State University students registering for summer classes are finding an extra fee on their bill, raising the cost for a full course load by about $1,000.
The extra summer fee means that on many campuses, a pair of undergraduate classes – say, in English, psychology or statistics – will cost 40 percent more to take this summer than they would in the fall or spring. And that's on top of the 32 percent fee increase CSU students absorbed in 2009.
"After already dealing with furlough days and budget cuts this semester, the last thing I wanted was additional fees for my summer session," said Sacramento State student Rosa Martinez, who has registered for two summer classes at a cost of more than $1,800.
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