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President Hutchinson decides to stagger student fee increases despite advisory vote results

President Hutchinson speaks to students about how difficult it was for her to come to the conclusion to raise all three student fees. Hutchinson spoke to several students who protested the increases outside Kendall Hall Monday. She also said that the need for the fee increases stems from a lack of state funding.

Grayson Boyer

May 8, 2018

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson announced on Thursday that she would be implementing the proposed student fee increases, despite students voting against all three increases. The announcement came Thursday at noon through an email sent to all students. President Hutchinson decided on staggering the...

President Hutchinson increases student fees

Gayle Hutchinson speaks on why the increased student fees are needed at the open forum on March 6. At each forum, Hutchinson stated that this increase was not due to any mismanagement of funds by past or current administrators.

Alex Grant

May 3, 2018

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson decided to approve all three proposed student fee increases Thursday, but compromised when each fee would go into effect. While Hutchinson approved each fee, the Health Services Fee adjustment will be the only increase implemented next semester. The Student Learning...

President Hutchinson announces voting results on proposed fee increases

5,264 students submitted an advisory vote for each proposed fee increase. The proposed Health Services increase along with the other two proposed fees were opposed by over 60 percent of student voters.

Alex Grant

April 26, 2018

Advisory voting results on the three proposed fee increases was released by President Gayle Hutchinson around 9 p.m. Thursday. All three; the Student Learning Fee, the Health Services Fee and the Athletics Fee, were opposed by the majority of voting students. Hutchinson sent out an email that thanked students for participating in the forum and vot...

Proposed fee increases could initially cost students up to $380 more per year

Aldon Perez, a freshman distance track and field athlete, speaks in favor of the student fee increases at an open forum on March 6.

Grayson Boyer

April 24, 2018

On Wednesday around 8 a.m. students received a link in their email to submit an advisory vote on three proposed fee increases; a Health Services Fee, Student Learning Fee and an Athletics Fee. Several students have expressed various emotions on each of these fees at five open forums this semester....

Students share mixed emotions over proposed fee increases

Radhika Kataria, a member of Students for Quality Education, raises concerns over the proposed fee increases at an open forum held on March 6. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Grayson Boyer and Alex Grant

March 12, 2018

Chico State’s proposed fee increases have sparked an intense debate in the student body, manifesting itself most visibly in the open forums that took place during the first two weeks of March. On Feb. 16, administrators sent an email to the student body announcing proposed fee increases to the He...

President Hutchinson responds to student concerns over proposed fee increases

President Gayle Hutchinson poses with a student feedback box. She plans to bring the whole box with her to Sacramento to help her appeal to the state legislature for more funding to the CSU system. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

February 28, 2018

Three potential student fee increases adding up to $380 per year are currently up for discussion at four upcoming open forums.Students have started organizing to voice their disapproval over compounding and seemingly sudden cost increases to attend classes, and question the processes involved that leave them...

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