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Tuition and student fee discussion for 2015 17

Tuition and Student FeeDiscussion for 2015-17

November 3, 2014


Agenda

Agenda

  • Overview of Tuition and Fee Policy

  • Comparisons

  • Tuition Committee

  • Fee Committee

  • Discussion


The university of north carolina establishing tuition and fees

The University of North Carolina Establishing Tuition and Fees

  • The constitutional provisions for setting tuition are codified in General Statute 116-11(7), which states, in part, "The Board (of Governors) shall set tuition and required fees at the institutions, not inconsistent with actions of the General Assembly.”

  • The UNC Policy Manual Chapter 100.1.1

    https://www.northcarolina.edu/apps/policy/index.php?pg=vs&id=s474


Establishing tuition

Establishing Tuition

“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.”


Establishing fees

Establishing Fees

“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.”


Campus initiated tuition

Campus-initiated Tuition

  • “Campuses may request increases in tuition to provide revenue for specific purposes and programs.”

  • Revenues will be used to cover general operating inflationary increases and significant changes in fixed personnel costs, strategic investments that improve student outcomes, and faculty and staff compensation.


Tuition and fees four year plan 2015 16 through 2018 19

Tuition and Fees Four-Year Plan 2015-16 through 2018-19

  • Maximum tuition rate of increase for resident undergraduate students shall be 5% per year.

  • Allowable increases in student fees required for all students, other than debt service fees, are also capped at 5% annually.


Tuition and fees four year plan

Tuition and Fees Four-Year Plan

  • 15% cap on total tuition dollars for need-based financial aid.

  • Combined tuition and fee rates for undergraduate residents shall remain in the bottom quartile of public peers.

  • Combined rates for nonresident undergraduate students should be market driven and reflect the full cost of providing a quality education.


Tuition and fees four year plan1

Tuition and Fees Four-Year Plan

Tuition and fee rates will be set on a biennial basis.

  • 2015-16 and 2016-17 rates set in the winter of 2015

  • 2017-18 and 2018-19 rates set in the winter of 2017


How do uncg s tuition and fee rates compare nationally

How do UNCG’s tuition and fee rates compare nationally?

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


How does uncg compare with national peers 2013 2014 annual rates

How does UNCG compare with national peers?2013-2014 Annual Rates


How does uncg compare within our system 2014 2015 annual rates

How does UNCG compare within our system?2014-2015 Annual Rates


Uncg s budgeted recurring state appropriation per budgeted in state full time equivalent students

UNCG’s Budgeted Recurring State Appropriation per Budgeted In-State Full Time Equivalent Students


How does uncg compare with national peers 2013 2014 tuition and fees

How does UNCG compare with national peers?2013-2014 Tuition and Fees


How does uncg compare with national peers 2013 2014 tuition and fees1

How does UNCG compare with national peers?2013-2014 Tuition and Fees


How does uncg compare with national peers 2013 2014 tuition and fees2

How does UNCG compare with national peers?2013-2014 Tuition and Fees


How does uncg compare on fees 2014 2015

How does UNCG compare on fees?2014-2015


Uncg tuition and fee process

UNCG Tuition and Fee Process

  • For the past two months, two committees have reviewed proposals for campus-initiated tuition increases and student fee increases.

  • Today’s forums provide opportunities for the campus community to provide input before the committees make recommendations to the Chancellor.

  • Continued opportunities to provide input and feedback will be available through November 11, 2014 using the following email addresses:

    [email protected]

    [email protected]


Campus initiated tuition committee

Campus Initiated Tuition Committee

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


What are the guiding principles of the uncg tuition committee

What are the Guiding Principles* of the UNCG Tuition Committee?

  • UNCG must remain affordable for its neediest students.

  • UNCG must not significantly increase its rank among the constituent UNC institutions in terms of cost.

  • Recommended actions are believed to provide positive contribution toward the quality of the students’ educational/learning experience.

    *These principles were established by UNCG’s first CITI Committee in Fall 2000 and observed by each subsequent committee.


What would be the effect of a 1 5 tuition increase

What would be the effect of a 1%-5% tuition increase?


What would be the total tuition if a 1 5 tuition increase was approved

What would be the total tuition if a 1%-5% tuition increase was approved?


How much revenue could be generated by a campus initiated tuition increase

How much revenue could be generated by a Campus-Initiated Tuition Increase?

  • 2015-16 Range

    • $0 (assumes no CITI) to $4.1 million (assumes 5%)

  • 2016-17 Range

    • $0 (assumes no CITI in 2015-16 or 2016-17) to $4.4 million (assumes 5% in 2015-16 and 2016-17)

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.


What are the revenue needs that have been suggested to the tuition committee

What are the revenue needs that have been suggested to the Tuition Committee?

  • Strengthening student financial support

    • Need-based financial aid

    • Graduate assistantships

      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


Suggestion 1

Suggestion #1

Strengthening Student Financial Aid

- Need based financial aid


What is the average debt of graduates

What is the average debt of graduates?

Not reporting: ECSU, NCCU, UNCC, UNCSA, and WSSU

Source: http://projectonstudentdebt.org/state_by_state-data.php


What is the three year student loan default rate

What is the three year student loan default rate?


What is the current financial aid situation at uncg

What is the current financial aid situation at UNCG?

  • UNCG currently allocates 13.9% of tuition toward need-based financial aid

  • Board of Governors has set a maximum cap of 15% of tuition that can be used for need-based financial aid

  • UNCG could increase financial aid by $865,000 and 15% of any tuition increase to remain within the maximum allowed


Suggestion 11

Suggestion #1

- Graduate assistantships


Graduate assistantship stipend levels at uncg compared to national averages 2013 14

Graduate Assistantship Stipend Levels at UNCG compared to National Averages, 2013-14*

*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


Suggestion 2

Suggestion #2

Retention of EPA Faculty and

Professional Staff


What is the salary increase history

  • The General Assembly provided $5 million for all EPA salary

    increases system-wide. UNCG’s portion of the $5 million was

    $276,000 for salary increases or approximately .25%.

What is the salary increase history?

* 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.


2014 15 faculty salary increase

2014-15 Faculty Salary Increase*

(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)


How does uncg compare with national peers 2013 2014 average faculty salaries in thousands

How does UNCG compare with national peers?2013-2014 Average Faculty Salaries, in thousands


Suggestion 3

Suggestion #3

Improvement of student academic advising


Tuition and student fee discussion for 2015 17

Support for academic advising improvement

has been cited as a priority by the Student

Government Association leadership for at

least five consecutive years.


Suggestion 4

Suggestion #4

Preserving quality across the University by off-setting years of budget reductions


What is the history of budget reductions at uncg

What is the history of budget reductions at UNCG?

(In millions)


Student fee committee

Student Fee Committee

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


What are fees

What are Fees?

  • “General fees” are

    • Activities

    • Athletics

    • Educational & Technology

    • Health

    • “ASG fee”

  • “Fees related to the Retirement of Debt”

    • Facilities Fee

  • Other Fees

    • Transportation

    • Registration


What does it provide student activities fee 2014 15

What Does It Provide?Student Activities Fee2014-15


What does it provide athletics fee

What does it provide?Athletics Fee

  • Fee supports most costs of UNCG’s Division I intercollegiate athletics program.

  • Some costs are also met by ticket revenue and endowment income.


What does it provide education and technology fee

What does it provide?Education and Technology Fee

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


What does it provide health fee

What does it provide?Health Fee

  • Medical services

  • Pharmacy

  • Immunizations

  • Lab/X-ray

  • Psychiatry

  • Counseling

  • Wellness programs (nutrition, eating disorders, smoking cessation, etc.)

  • Alcohol and drug programs


Proposed sustainability fee uncg green fund

Proposed Sustainability Fee (UNCG Green Fund)

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.


What does it provide facilities fee

What does it provide?Facilities Fee

  • Pays off the debt incurred on “capital projects” when student facilities are built or renovated—for example:

    • Soccer stadium

    • Student Recreation Center

    • Baseball stadium

    • EUC renovation

    • Student Health Center expansion/renovation

      (**Facilities fee does not include residence halls, dining or parking facilities; these are paid for by users.)


Who pays general fees

Who Pays General Fees?

  • Students pay fees along with their tuition each semester.

  • Exceptions:

    • Distance learners who take no courses on campus pay only the Educational & Technology Fee.

    • Graduate students enrolled in fewer than 6 credit hours and undergraduates enrolled in fewer than 9 credit hours have the option of paying the health fee or they could pay for services at the “market rate” of the Greensboro community.


Fee increases currently under consideration 2015 16

Fee Increases currently under Consideration2015-16


How c ould the 2015 16 increases be used

How could the 2015-16 increases be used?

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


Fee increases currently under consideration 2016 17

Fee Increases currently under Consideration2016-17


How c ould the 2016 17 activity fee increase be used

How could the 2016-17 activity fee increase be used?

  • The actual operating costs of the new recreation center (i.e., HVAC, maintaining equipment, etc.) are of course essential.

  • Expanded programs and services will transform Campus Recreation at UNCG.

  • Student wages would be over $900,000 for both undergraduate students and graduate assistants.

  • New staff are required for the new aquatics program which will be accessible to students far more than the current and failing pool in Rosenthal.

  • New staff will be required to manage special events and reservations in SRC such as career fairs, concerts, banquets, etc. as well as manage spaces for student organizations and academic classes.


Uncg options for tuition and fees 2015 2016 assumes 0 increase

UNCG options for Tuition and Fees2015-2016 (assumes 0% increase)


Uncg options for tuition and fees 2015 2016 assumes 5 increase

UNCG Options for Tuition and Fees2015-2016 (assumes 5% increase)


Next steps

Next Steps

Written comments may be submitted to: [email protected] and [email protected]

Dec 5Board of Trustees Meeting

Feb 27Board of Governors Meeting

**Legislative session begins in January—could have impact on tuition and fees


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Discussion


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