90.00 POLICY ON CAMPUS-BASED STUDENT FEES
90.00 POLICY ON CAMPUS-BASED STUDENT FEES
The Regents have authority to impose fees for any University purpose.
Campus-based student fees may be compulsory or voluntary. All campus-based
student fees must be approved by the Chancellors, except that no
compulsory campus-based fees shall be effective until approved by
91.00 Compulsory Campus-Based Student Fees
Compulsory campus-based fees include fees levied at individual
campuses which must be paid by all registered students to which the
fee applies to fund student-related services and programs, including,
but not limited to, student governments, construction and renovation
of student facilities such as student centers and recreation facilities,
and student health insurance.
91.10 This Policy does not apply to Universitywide fees,
fees related to instruction, or other fees requiring Presidential
approval or campus-based miscellaneous fees requiring Chancellor's
92.00 Referenda Requirements For Establishing or Increasing
Compulsory Campus-Based Student Fees
Compulsory campus-based fees may only be established or increased
following a referendum in which students vote in favor of compulsory
fees, except as provided herein.
92.10 To establish or increase a compulsory campus-based fee, Chancellors
shall establish in campus regulations, prior to any referendum:
92.11 procedures for student consultation, and in the case of student
fee-funded facilities, procedures for continuing student consultation
once the facility is constructed;
92.12 voting pool requirements, in which a substantial number of
students, as specified by the Chancellor in advance of the referendum,
92.13 requirements for at least a majority vote approval.
92.20 All referendum results are advisory to the Chancellor and
subject to final decision by the Chancellor and approval by The Regents.
93.00 Exceptions To Referenda Requirements
An increase in compulsory campus-based fees does not require a
student referendum when any of the following circumstances apply:
93.10 A student referendum was not specifically required for increases
in a campus-based fee, as established in the original referendum
93.20 The Chancellor determines that an increase is necessary for
the health and safety of students such as the maintenance of the
safety of a building or facility that is funded wholly or in part
by student fees. Safety issues are those which are potentially dangerous
such as risk of fire, asbestos, earthquakes, or structural deficits.
For buildings or facilities with multiple uses, the costs to students
for funding safety-related or health-related maintenance should be
based, whenever possible, on the proportion of current student use
of the facility. A portion of the revenue from these fees may be set aside for financial aid purposes.
93.30 The increase is necessary to meet legal requirements, such as new code requirements, or contractual obligations, such as income
projections, specified in the funding covenants of a building or
facility that is funded wholly or in part by student fees. For buildings
or facilities with multiple uses, the costs to students for such
increases should be based, whenever possible, on the proportion of
current student use of the facility.
94.00 Requirements For Reducing or Eliminating a Compulsory Campus-Based
Chancellors shall establish in campus regulations procedures for
reducing or eliminating a compulsory campus-based student fee.
95.10 Chancellors may establish procedures permitting the use of
the registration process or other means to collect voluntary fees
from students in support of registered campus organizations when:
95.11 The registered campus organization serves the interests of
students enrolled at the University;
95.12 The voluntary fee is collected following a referendum in
which a substantial number of students participate, as specified
by the Chancellor in advance of the referendum, and in which at least
a majority of those voting vote in favor of the collection of the
95.13 The voluntary fee is collected using procedures that ensure
that each student is not assessed a fee unless he or she elects by
means of a positive check-off to pay the fee to the designated registered
95.20Such procedures shall provide that collection of such a fee
does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement by the University
of the registered campus organization.
95.30 The costs of collecting the fee must be borne by the registered
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