SACRAMENTO -- Would California college students work harder to pass a class the first time they take it if they had to pay an extra fee to repeat it? Would "super seniors" hurry up and graduate if they had to pay a penalty for sticking around?
California State University officials are betting that establishing three new fees will encourage students to meet their goals faster -- thereby freeing up space for 16,000 new students to get into classes on the crowded campuses.
They are considering a three-prong plan that would charge extra fees to students who remain enrolled although they have enough credits to graduate, take extra-heavy course loads or repeat a class because they got a D or F the first time they took it.
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