The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of CSU students against the CSU Board of Trustees, in Keller v. the Board of Trustees of CSU.
Students at 19 CSU campuses, including CSUF, are being represented by the lawsuit, as well as students who were in one of the graduate business programs at any CSU campus in fall 2009.
According to the class action notice, CSU students were allegedly charged state university fees or nonresidential fees for fall 2009, and then charged additional fees after registration. Similarly, business students were charged a graduate business professional fee in addition to fall registration fees.
The lawsuit is alleging that the board breached its contracts with students about the student fee costs required for the fall 2009 term, violating the covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
The plaintiffs seek a refund for the increased state university fee or non-resident tuition and the graduate business professional fee for the fall 2009 term.