By Timothy Sandoval
Student activity fees that support the Sacramento State athletics program have become its largest source of revenue, outpacing dwindling direct and indirect university support.
Student activity fee revenue made up $4.5 million, or 29 percent of total athletics revenue.
Student activity fees, fees that support athletics, increased $18 in 2009-10, another $22 this year, and are scheduled to increase an additional $22.50 for the 2011-12 school year - adding up to a total of $125 per student.
Sac State President Alexander Gonzalez implemented the fee schedule in the 2009-10 school year despite a student vote that rejected the fee increases in April 2009.