Truth and tuition 2011


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Truth and tuition 2011

  1. 1. Truth in Tuition Hearing<br />DIXIE STATE COLLEGE OF UTAH<br />Tuesday March 8 , 2011 – 5:00 p.m.<br /> DEl Beatty Abby Hirschi<br /> Dean of Students DSCSA President<br />
  2. 2. AGENDA<br />Why a Tuition and Fee Hearing?<br />Possible tuition increase for DSC this year<br />Why an increase in tuition & fees ?<br />Board of Trustees/Regents Approval<br />Introduction of new DSCSA Leadership<br />
  3. 3. TheTruth in Tuition/Fees Process & Timeline<br />
  4. 4. Why don’t we know an exact tuition increase percentage?Changes in Legislative Session Dates Martin Luther King HolidayPresident Nadauld is at COP today as we speakPossible Range of Increase: 7 – 10%This would equate to an increase of approximately $102 - $147 per full time student <br />
  5. 5. Why a Tuition Increase?<br />Drastic drop in state revenues past few years<br />Slowed Economic Growth (tax base)<br />Tuition only covers about 1/3 of the expense<br /> Avoid elimination of classes/programs/services<br />
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  7. 7. What About STUDENT FEES ?Fee Increases usually mirror the proposed tuition rangePossible increase of $19.50 - $27.46Proposed increase of - $25.40<br />
  8. 8. STUDENT FEES<br />Student Fees are administered, approved, and allocated under the direction of the Student Fee Allocation Committee. Fees are generally used to support student services and activities including but not limited to: student associations, athletics, campus events, student service programs, union buildings, intramurals, campus recreation, tutoring and academic support services, etc. <br />
  9. 9. CHALLENGES for the S.F.A.C.<br /><ul><li>We inherit fees that were approved and assigned by previous Student Fee Allocation Committees
  10. 10. We didn’t’ know when fees were established, why they were allotted, or for how long
  11. 11. As the college has grown, the needs of the student body have changed, and the fee allocation procedure needed to change as well, as there was an uncertainty of how allotted fees were being spent
  12. 12. No regular reporting or reviewing structure in place</li></li></ul><li>Why a New Procedure? <br />Increased Transparency <br />DSCSA accountability to students<br />Improved record and reporting procedures<br />To help those entities receiving funds feel added security for budgeting/planning<br />To assure student fees are being spent according to policy<br />Proper alignment of fees in comparison to other state institutions<br />Contracts<br />
  13. 13. Report on process<br /><ul><li>Those wishing to receive a student fee allocation submitted a formal fee request by the final day of Fall Semester 2010
  14. 14. Requests were reviewed over the break by the SFAC
  15. 15. Each entity was invited to meet with the SFAC individually to review details of their request during February 2011
  16. 16. On March 3, these fee requests were reviewed and voted for approval or removal by the SFAC
  17. 17. A letter of understanding (contract) has now been generated, and will be signed, numbered and recorded following this meeting
  18. 18. Each approved fee will be assigned a “Fee Number”
  19. 19. Odd numbered fees will be reviewed on odd numbered calendar years, and even numbered fees on even years </li></li></ul><li>DSC Student fee proposal for 2011-2012:Athletics (General, Women) 56.78 +3.22 $60.00 Student Center Programs 55.90 IT Support (Old Banner Fee) 35.00DSCSA 32.78 +1.72 $34.50New Student Center Fund 20.00 +5.00 $25.00Student Center Operations 17.83 +2.17 $20.00Instructional Computers 17.45Student Rec./Intramurals/Fitness 17.61 +1.04 $18.65Director of Student Involvement 6.75 +4.25 $11.00Unexpended Plant 4.50Tutoring Center 2.75 +1.25 $4.00 Student Media Center 2.75Alumni Association 1.25Student ID Card 1.00 Writing Center 1.00 +1.00 $2.00Health and Wellness Center .75 +4.25 $5.00Spirit .50Dixie Sun New +1.00 $1.00Testing Center New +4.00 $4.00Theater New +1.00 $1.00<br />
  20. 20. Now What?<br />Our student recommendation will be presented tomorrow morning to the DSC EXECUTIVE STAFF for their review and approval. <br />This will then be presented to the BOARD of TRUSTEES for their review and approval on March 21st. <br /> After approval from the DSC Board of Trustees it will pass to the UtahBOARD of REGENTS whowill review proposed tuition and fee increases from all state institutions and then vote to approve at their next meeting. <br />
  21. 21. QUESTIONS & COMMENTS <br />
  22. 22. STUDENT ELECTION RESULTS:<br />Michael Sheffield, St. George, UT <br /> DSCSA President for 2011-12<br />Nicolas Rhodes, Bluffdale, UT <br /> DSCSA Academic V.P. <br />-APPLICATION PROCESS - <br />