Monday, April 04, 2005
Members of administration recently proposed to give more than $1.2 million back to the students through a reduction of the technology fee.It's unfortunate that the university couldn't refund the money to former students. It's worth noting that tuition has gone up 15% per credit, which would come out to about $35. So the students' refund is about 10% of what they paid in.
They suggested that the technology fee be reduced from $4 to $1 per credit for each student next fall and spring.
[Vice President of Administrative Affairs Diana] Burlison said they had talked with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) about sending a check back to students from the surplus, but MnSCU advised against it. Sending individual checks to each student would be a long and difficult process, Burlison said. So far, MnSCU has approved of their plan to reduce the technology fee.
As my dad would say, better than a kick in the pants. But not by much.