WHEREAS, The University of Missouri System defines 24 fees as “Supplemental Fees” or “Other Enrollment Fees, and
WHEREAS, These fees are charged for enrollment in individual courses, colleges, or programs, and
WHEREAS, 21 of these fees are charged at a per credit hour rate of $10.00 to $155.60, and
WHEREAS, 21 of these fees increased by 4.0% or more from Fiscal Year 2008 to Fiscal Year 2009, and
WHEREAS, Multiple academic colleges are proposing course fee increases at a higher rate than the projected December 2007-December 2008 Consumer Price Index increase of 2.5-3.0%, and
WHEREAS, The University does not currently have a forum for student and faculty discussion of supplemental fee trends and proposals across academic colleges.
THEREFORE, Be it resolved by the Missouri Students Association Senate and Graduate Professional Council General Assembly urging that a Chancellor’s Standing Committee be created to monitor supplemental fee trends in the Big XII and nationally, review budget line items funded by supplemental fees, and provide recommendations on new or increased supplemental fees for the University of Missouri.
Jonathan Mays Alaine Arnott Sarah Symonds
MSA Senate Speaker GPC President GPC Vice President
Leslie Rill Elizabeth Roberts
GPC Treasurer GPC Programming and Publicity
Jennifer Holland Maggie Schlarman
GPC Secretary GPC State Issues Coordinator
Karen Kraus Josh Travis
GPC National Issues Coordinator MSA Senate Operations Vice-Chair