Tuition and Student Fee Discussion for 2015-17. November 3, 2014. Agenda. Overview of Tuition and Fee Policy Comparisons Tuition Committee Fee Committee Discussion. The University of North Carolina Establishing Tuition and Fees.
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Tuition and Student FeeDiscussion for 2015-17
November 3, 2014
“Tuition is charged to partially defray the costs of general academic and administrative operations of campuses, including academic programs and faculty and administrative salaries and benefits.”
“Fees will be charged only for limited, dedicated purposes and shall not be used to defray the costs of general academic and administrative operations of campuses, including academic programs and faculty and administrative salaries and benefits.”
Tuition and fee rates will be set on a biennial basis.
Most recent national report from College Board: “Average in-state published tuition and fees at public four-year institutions increased from $8,646 in 2012-13 t0$8,893 in 2013-14.”
UNCG’s in-state undergraduate rates: $ 6,086 2012-13
$ 6,323 2013-14
$ 6,386 2014-15
Committee Chair: Simone Stephens, SGA President Alan Boyette, Vice Provost
Student Leaders:Melissa Elmes, Graduate Student
Dylan Frick, Undergraduate Student
Zachary Vestal, Undergraduate Student
Elizabeth Warren, Graduate Student
Faculty Representatives:Gregory Grieve, Religious Studies
SpomaJovanovic, Communication Studies
Eileen Kohlenberg, Nursing
Professional Staff:Cherry Callahan, Vice Chancellor for Student AffairsSteve Honeycutt, Director of Financial Planning and Budgets Deborah Tollefson, Director of Financial Aid
*These principles were established by UNCG’s first CITI Committee in Fall 2000 and observed by each subsequent committee.
For 2015-16, each 1% CITI increase generates $820,000 in revenue.
For 2016-17, revenue generated is dependent upon actual increase approved for 2015-16.
2. Retention of EPA faculty and professional staff
3. Improvement of student academic advising
4. Preserving quality across the University by off-setting years of budget reductions in func- tional areas impacting students and faculty
Strengthening Student Financial Aid
- Need based financial aid
Not reporting: ECSU, NCCU, UNCC, UNCSA, and WSSU
- Graduate assistantships
*Data represent average stipend levels across all disciplines and academic
programs, and across all degree levels (e.g. MA, MS, MFA, PhD).
Source: National Graduate Stipend Study, Oklahoma State University and UNCG Graduate School
Retention of EPA Faculty and
increases system-wide. UNCG’s portion of the $5 million was
$276,000 for salary increases or approximately .25%.
* The General Assembly provided $5 million for all EPA salary increases system-wide. UNCG’s portion of the $5 million was $276,634 for salary increases.
(Allocation of $276,634 in salary increase funds)
Number of UNCG faculty receiving increase: 182 of 842
Percent of UNCG faculty receiving increase: 21.6%
Among those awarded salary increase:
Average dollar amount of increase = $1,699 Average salary increase percentage = 1.98%
*No salary increase provided to EPA professional staff (non-faculty)
Improvement of student academic advising
Support for academic advising improvement
has been cited as a priority by the Student
Government Association leadership for at
least five consecutive years.
Preserving quality across the University by off-setting years of budget reductions
Committee Chair: Joseph Graham, SGA Vice President
Cherry Callahan, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Students: Brenna Barnett (U)Derek Strong (G)
Kayla Hansen (U)Courtney Laganke (G)
Tom Gill(U)Elizabeth Warren (G)
Erika Sisk (U)Cameron Davis (U)
Faculty Members:Alice Hill, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Chris Rhea, Kinesiology
Patti Sink, Music
Professional Staff:Steve Honeycutt, Director of Financial Planning & Budgets Charles Maimone, Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
Deborah Tollefson, Director of Financial Aid
Education = academic course materials & supplies (such as lab equipment)
Technology = partial support of IT for student use; classroom technology, and ongoing refresh projects including band-width expansion
The Green Fund will support sustainability efforts on campus and governed by students with assistance from faculty and staff. The fund will invest in campus infrastructure to help meet the goals of the UNCG Climate Action Plan.
(**Facilities fee does not include residence halls, dining or parking facilities; these are paid for by users.)
Activity Fee:Inflationary cost of Spartan Card software, green fee, increased programming funds for CAB, OMA, and OLSL, additional Graduate Student Association support
Athletics: Added health insurance costs for coaches in compliance with ACA; increase in travel costs; maintain program as close as possible to status quo
Education: Inflationary increases for educational materials
Technology: Classroom Technology and refresh (upgrades) to the wireless system
Health Fee:Equipment replacement and incremental increases in supplies and services costs