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Proposed Program Fee Conversion
Presentation before AD/ASG
11/6/2012
Why restructure?
• Students being charged multiple program
fees in a single term
• Fees vary widely across schools/colleges
• Students are not paying based on
consumption of services
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Issue: Multiple Fees
• Of the 9,680 undergraduate students charged a
program fee in Fall 2011, 37% were charged 2 or
more program fees.
Undergraduate
Students
Fall
2011
Spring
2012
Summer
2012
Charged at
least 1 fee
9,680
9,271
3,446
Charged 2 or
more fees
3,572
3,290
522
% paying 2 or
more fees
37%
35%
15%
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Issue: Fees Vary
• Rates range from $18 per term to $50 per
credit hour
• Rates are assessed per term, per credit hour
and per number of courses taken depending
on the School/College and the career level of
the program.
– CLAS = $130 per term, CEAS = $50 per credit
hour and SPA graduate courses = $93.02 per
course
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Issue: Fees not always consumption based
• Most fees are assessed where students pay a flat
rate regardless of the amount of credit hours taken.
– Students taking fewer credits subsidize the cost of
instruction of the individual taking more credits.
• If fee revenue is used to cover academic or career
advising, non-majors subsidize the cost of services
being provided to majors by their home
schools/colleges..
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Proposal
• Two part fee restructure for all schools and
colleges on the CU Denver Campus
1. Per-credit hour instructional program fee
2. Major supplement fee
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Per-Credit Instructional Program Fee
• Assessed based on # credit hours taken within a
particular school/college
• Consumption based
• Covers costs associated with instructional
support
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Major Supplement Fee
• Assessed per term
• Covers costs associated with major-specific
expenses, such as academic and career
advising
• Charged based on the students declared Major.
– Majors within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will
pay a CLAS major supplement fee. A Civil Engineering
major will pay a CEAS major supplement fee.
– Exemptions to this fee include Pre-Business, PreEngineering, CLAS and CAM undeclared and CAM
freshman.
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Current Instructional Program Fee Rates compared to
Proposed Converted Rates
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College of Engineering and Applied
Science
College of Arts and Media - Majors
College of Arts and Media - Non-Majors
Business School Graduate/Undergraduate
Business School - Graduate
School of Public Affairs - Undergraduate
School of Public Affairs - Graduate
School of Education and Human
Development
College of Architecture and Planning
Current Program Proposed Converted Major and
Fee Rates
Program Fee Rates
2012-13
Major Fee Rate SCH Fee Rate
$130.00/term
$69.70 /term
$9.75 /ch
$50.00/ch
$83.00 /term
$44.30 /ch
$ 310.06/term
$69.48/term
$119.88 /term
$24.04 /ch
$105.00/term
$10.00/ch
$109.92/term
$93.02/course
$18.00/term
$40.00/term
$35.93/ch
$16.24 /ch
$60.01 /term
$133.86 /term
$112.30 /term
$38.50 /term
$5.66 /ch
$2.88 /ch
$24.44 /ch
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Outcome
• More transparent use of fees
• Consistent application of fee rates
• Consumption based model where students
are paying for the services they are likely to
use
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Okay, but will I pay more?
This is Anna…
Anna is an undergraduate Economics
major taking the following 12 credit
hours:
• 6 credit hours in College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences (CLAS)
• 3 credit hours in the Business
School (BUSN)
• 3 credit hours in the College of Arts
and Media (CAM)
Pre conversion: Anna
pays $130 to CLAS, $105
BUSN and $69.48 to
CAM.
Total = $304.48
Converted: Anna pays a
CLAS major fee of $69.70
as well as the following
program fees: $58.50 to
CLAS, $48.72 to BUSN
and $72.12 to CAM.
Total = $249.04
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Meet Sam…
Sam is an undergraduate Civil Engineering major who is taking
the following 15 credit hours:
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•
•
•
6 credits in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS)
3 credits in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)
3 Credits in the School of Public Affairs (SPA)
3 credits in the Business School (BUSN)
Pre conversion: Sam pays $300 to CEAS, $130 to
CLAS, $109.92 to SPA and $105 to BUSN.
Total = $644.92
Converted: Sam pays a CEAS major fee of $83.00 as
well as the following program fees: $265.80 to CEAS,
$29.25 to CLAS, $16.98 to SPA and $48.72 to BUSN.
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Total = $443.75
Next Steps
• Schools/Colleges may propose new fee
increases on top of the proposed converted
rates
• Conversion proposal presented to Board of
Regents (Spring 2013)
• OPFA continued monitoring of fee revenue
and expenses
• Target implementation date of Fall 2013
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