Cal State proposes 'graduation incentive fee'

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They're called super seniors, and they can be found on nearly every college campus in America.

These veteran undergraduates have amassed many more units than they need to earn a degree, with college careers that can stretch well beyond four years.

At California State University, school administrators say enough is enough: The 23-campus system can't afford to let students linger so long without collecting their diplomas.

Cal State officials want to start charging hefty fees that could almost triple the cost for students who have completed five years of full-time undergraduate work.

But students say they would be punished for switching majors, adding a major or getting bad academic advice.

The CSU Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the "graduation incentive fee" when it meets Tuesday.

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