(CN) – The California State University system can continue with plans to charge students more for summer classes after a Superior Court judge on Tuesday denied a petition on behalf of four students to block the fee hike.
Students at four Cal State campuses sued to block the so-called “supplemental instruction” fee, claiming that state law bans the system from charging fees for the summer session at rates higher than those during the regular school year.
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch disagreed and declined to block the hikes.
Cal State approved the fee hike earlier this year to include an $80 per-unit fee for campuses on the semester schedule, and $60 per unit for quarterly campuses.
The fees were expected to offset the university’s financial woes after its budget was slashed by $625 million in the last two years.