Apr 232003
 
Authors: Zac Wiggy

The Associated Students of CSU Senate called for another jump in student fees with the passage of the University Technology Fee bill at its meeting Wednesday night.

The new $15 per semester fee will affect all students, regardless of whether their individual colleges already charge technology fees.

Funds collected through the University Technology Fee will be used to replace computers in Morgan Library, to enhance online student services and to build and maintain the physical improvements needed for computer infrastructure.

The fee is intended to support technological improvements and maintenance that will benefit all CSU students and will not be used to fund projects covered by technology fees within specific colleges.

A University Technology Fee Advisory Board will determine how the fee is spent. Approximately one-third of the fee will go to the library, but the ratio of funds to infrastructure and online services is yet to be determined. The committee will have to decide if funds should go to a relatively minor RamWeb upgrade or a more substantial overhaul of the university’s online services.

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