NORTHRIDGE (CBSLA.com) — As graduation approaches, students at some public universities in the Southland will pay a fee to receive their diploma.READ MORE: High-Powered Winds Whip Through Southland, Bringing Cold Weather And Dust Advisories
At Cal State Northridge, the more than 9,000 students who will graduate next week will pay a $47 fee. The school is one of 5 public universities that charge students a fee to graduate, whether they attend the ceremony or not.
“I don’t know why they would make us pay a fee to graduate,” said student Jazzmyne Bogard.
“It’s just another expense that they can charge us for,” said Bogard. “They have to get you for every little thing, I swear.”
KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschuitta reports that fees can cover a range of costs, from commencement tickets to individual department ceremonies.READ MORE: Grant's 2 Goals Lead Anaheim Ducks' 5-1 Rout Of Tampa Bay