Students at Washington State University are objecting to an administration plan to have each of them pay an additional $50 per semester as part of a plan to deal with an athletics department deficit, The Spokesman-Review reported. The athletics department has a $13 million deficit and the student fees would generate at least $1.7 million annually. The student government would have to authorize a referendum and many student leaders are balking, saying that they shouldn't be forced to pay for financial mistakes of the athletics department.
An editorial in The Daily Evergreen, the student newspaper, said that imposing the fee is "unfair to students and rewards financial irresponsibility."
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