ERIC Number: ED224510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Contingency Fee Plan.
A contingency fee plan proposed for discussion and adoption by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges is presented, followed by a detailed discussion of the plan and its implications. Both the plan and discussion cover: (1) a reaffirmation of the Board's opposition to tuition and general fees; (2) an emphasis on the need for increased financial aid to maintain student access to the community college and a discussion of the mechanisms for distributing aid in the event that fees become necessary; (3) an acknowledgement of the gravity of the current fiscal crisis and a discussion of its potential effect on the community colleges; (4) an examination of the implications of general or emergency fee increases in terms of enrollment losses and ways of off-setting these losses through increased financial aid; (5) an assessment of the possibility of charging for courses taken for personal interest as a way of imposing new fees; and (6) a recommendation that if an emergency fee becomes necessary it should be limited and uniform across all community colleges and that it be accompanied by financial aid for those who cannot afford the fee. Appendices provide data tables showing changes in the cost of living, personal earnings, and student financial aid from 1976 to 1981 and discussions of the estimated impact of fee alternatives, elements of the current financial crisis, and existing student fees in California community colleges. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers: California Community Colleges
Note: Report prepared for discussion at the meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (San Francisco, CA, December 9-10, 1982).