5.11 Tuition and Fees - History

Board Policies
Chapter 5 - Administration

Policy History:

Date of Adoption: 06/21/00
Date of Implementation: 08/15/07
Date of Last Review: 05/17/23

Date & Subject of Amendments:

5/17/23 – Reviewed as part of the 5-year review process. Part 1 amended to reorder policy objectives. Part 5, Subpart B aligns review of fee maximums with standard review cycle (at least every 5 years) and adds a sustainability fee under campus discretionary fees. Further amendments throughout for style, formatting, and clarity.

06/20/18 – Effective July 1, 2018. Added new Part 1 Policy Objectives. Additional amendments codify the chancellor’s authority to establish limits on tuition and fee increases, clarifies and provides further guidance on tuition types, establishes the ability for colleges and universities to create guaranteed tuition rates for undergraduate programs, clarifies definitions of ‘mandatory’ and ‘optional’ fees, clarifies assessments to discourage certain behaviors are permitted by policy, establishes a requirement for system office review and recommendations regarding board maximum rates for campus discretionary fees, establishes a new campus discretionary fee to support new student orientation, and requires an affirmative vote of the campus student association in order to implement this fee, clarifies that colleges and universities with multiple campuses or sites may assess fees on a campus by campus or site by site basis and modifies Revenue Fund fee language.

04/20/11 - Addition of language to govern Revenue Fund fee administration

08/15/07 - Amended Part 3, by adding two additional mandatory fees: late fees and payment plans fees and deleted the same two fees from the optional fees list (see July 20, 2005 Board Meeting minutes)

(effective 8/15/05)

07/20/05 - Added a new Part 1 - Authority, and renumbered subsequent Parts. Amended Part 3, Subpart B by eliminating two optional fees: Drop fee and Career services fee with Career services fee to be addressed by the requirements of Subpart C.

(effective 8/15/07)

Amended Part 3, by adding two additional mandatory fees: late fees and payment plans fees and deleted the same two fees from the optional fees list

06/18/03 - Separates the policy into two parts, Part 1-Tuition and Part 2-Fees; moves examples of tuition types from the policy to the procedure; changes the student application fee from a mandatory fee to an optional fee; changes the student application fee process of "waived" to "not charge or waive", applies a maximum to the graduate application fee; adds a payment plan fee to the optional fees; adds "per Semester" to the late fee maximum; changes the experiential learning assessments fee language for more clarity; under the technology fee advisory committee comprised of a majority of students; adds language to the special equipments lease, rental or purchase; and changes the amount of the credit for prior learning assessment fee from "maximum 100% of tuition per credit attempted" to "no maximum."

06/21/00 - Contains language formerly in Board policy 5.2; adds tuition language to Parts 1 & 2; Adds Part 2, Subpart D Market Driven Tuition; Adds Part 3.