May 112008
 
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The Student Fee Review Board endorsed the university’s proposals for program fee increases for fiscal year 2009.

“They will improve quality of CSU’s learning environment in a cost-effective manner,” said Trevor Trout, the chair of the SFRB in a statement. “Throughout our review of student fees, we ensured quality programs and services remained at the lowest, most equitable cost to students.”

Below is a breakdown of what you, as students will be paying next year in fees and why.

Compiled by Trevor Trout

Definition Fixed Costs:

State classified salary and benefit increases as determined by the state, debt service; graduate student tuition; telephone and Internet service; utilities; bad debt charges; credit card processing charges; and General and Administrative charges.

The Associated Students of CSU

Total Recommended Fee: $ $22.52

Fee Increase: $2.26

Request will pay for:

Student salary increases

Increase to student organization funding

Bike racks

Tuition/Fee education forums

Walk for Cheaper Textbooks

Associated Student of Colorado membership

Athletics:

Total Recommended Fee: $88.85

Fee Request: $0

Athletics was the only fee-funded area to not submit a budget template

A $15.00 fee increase was originally proposed, due to the 9.5 percent tuition cap on undergraduate resident tuition, central administration needed additional funds to finance Athletics

Central administration pulled the request, promised transparency and accountability in the future. SFRB then received the budget template and presentation

SFRB endorsed standing fee, but not budget

Campus Recreation:

Total Recommended Fee: $103.95

Fee Request: $0.58

Request will pay for:

Maintenance of current full-time/student staffing, program and service levels

Fixed costs full-time, student salary and wage benefit increases

Increase in operating hours of the Student Recreation Center during breaks and summer sessions

Increase in Intramural Sports, fitness programs

Repairs and replacement of facilities, equipment

Career Center:

Total Recommended Fee: $27

Fee Request: $3

Request will pay for:

Marketing initiatives for career services, such as pod casts

Technology upgrades

Employer development efforts for internships, jobs.

Staff salaries increases

Funds for the relocation of the Career Center from Ammons Hall to the LSC.

Committee for Disabled

Student Accessibility:

Total Recommended Fee: $0.50

Fee Request: $0

The fee increase will be used to continue physical enhancement projects such as curb cuts and the installation of automatic doors throughout campus.

Conflict Resolution and

Student Conduct

Services:

Total Recommended Fee: $4.03

Fee Request: $0.45

Request will pay for:

Student employee for additional customer service, clerical work

Marketing plan directed to students

Hartshorn Health

Services:

Total Recommended Fee: $133.50

Fee Request: $9.75

Request will pay for:

Rising salaries, benefits and full-time psychiatrist

Architect costs for developing program plan for facility remodel (merging of Counseling Center/Hartshorn Health)

Computerize radiology equipment, minor re-model of facility

Lory Student Center:

Total Recommended Fee: $106.23

Fee Request: $6.31

Request will pay for:

Increases in operational costs, maintenance and repair of facility

Fixed cost increases in salaries, benefits

Graduate assistantship additions

$1.83 (4.9 percent) increase to ASAP

Receive $75,000 from LSC internally, not student fees, to enhance programs such as comedy, lectures, concerts, and movies.

An ASCSU transfer fee increase of $1.56 to implement free, large concert for Homecoming, $0.26 increase for inflation. In total, $200,000 for enhanced campus programming.

Off Campus Student

Services/ Resources for Adult Learners:

Total Recommended Fee: $5.09

Fee Request: $0.37

Request will pay for:

Fixed salary increases

Change of the administrative assistant from 1/2 to 3/4 time

Addition of graduate assistantship for development and enhancement of partnership with the Fort Collins community related to student issues

Student Leadership,

Involvement, and Community Engagement:

Total Recommended Fee: $15.57

Fee Request: $3.57

Increase will fund fixed costs

$3 reallocation from LSC to cover expenses of the Student Organizations office

University Counseling

Center:

Total Recommended Fee: $37.50

Fee Request: $2.00

Request will pay for:

Fixed costs salary increases

Moderate program enhancements

Increases in operating expenses due to FY08 acquisition/expansion of new programs including: Outreach Prevention Programs and Drugs, Alcohol, and You programs

Permanent, full-time counselor

Salary support for a part-time psychiatrist, other one-time expenses

Funds for the move and renovation from Clark Building to Aylesworth Hall

Student Media:

Total Recommended Fee: $9.91

Fee Request: $0.40

Request will pay for:

Professional Web Coordinator position for all five mediums.

Increases in student salaries

Student Legal

Services:

Total Recommended Fee: $5.79

Fee Request: $1.34

Request will pay for:

Fixed costs salary increases and salaries formerly covered by excess reserves

Bring staff attorney from 3/4 to full time 9 months a year

School of the Arts

Advisory Council:

Total Recommended Fee: $6.18

Fee Request: $0.38

Request will pay for:

Maintenance and repair costs of advanced lighting fixtures and equipment University Center of the Arts

Growth of Opera program

Increased demand and rising costs associated with guest artists, student travel, and productions for Dance and Theater

University Facility Fee

Advisory Board:

Total Recommended Fee:

$10/credit hour

Fee Request: $0.00

Request will pay for:

$2 million for the Rockwell Hall addition

$800,000 for furniture in The Institute for Learning and Teaching . Future facilities will improve campus and provide better environments for studying.

Visit www.uffab.colostate.edu

University Technology Fee Advisory Board:

Total Recommended Fee:

$20/credit hour

Fee Request: $5

Request will pay for:

UTFAB will consider new projects including: HD technology in smart classrooms, expanded wireless coverage on campus and smart chip upgrades to CSU ID cards

Already-approved projects: the student information system, additional smart classrooms on campus, upgrades to the Library’s computer lab and checkout laptop program

Visit www.utfab.colostate.edu

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