From Petition Creator: The organizers of the Sonoma State University Freedom from Fees Coalition are pleased to announce a decisive victory today. After receiving 1,265 e-mails from students, faculty, alumni, and their families & friends the President of Sonoma State University withdrew his plans to impose a $500 fee on all students.
In an e-mail statement to the campus President Armiñana, stated “We have also been receiving very detailed feedback from the Associated Student meetings. We hear the concern raised by students about the extra financial burden of this fee. We have decided, therefore, not to pursue the academic success fee at this time.”
Thank you everyone who pledge to never donate to SSU if the fee was implemented. This a solid win for low-income working class students. We are proud of our victory and encouraged that other campuses may think twice before trying to raise fees on students.