Sac State students reject campus fee hike by 79.6%

Nearly 7,000 Sacramento State students voted down a $438 annual campus-based fee hike last week by 79.6 percent.

The fee increase was floated to build a 5,000-seat arena on campus. The action adds to a wave of discontent over increasing costs at public universities, including protests against the proposed 5 percent annual tuition hikes in the UC and campus-based “student success fees” in the CSU.

Sacramento CFA Chapter president Kevin Wehr said, “The students have spoken with a strong and unified voice, not just for students today, but for fair access for the students of tomorrow.”