ERIC Number: ED194125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Los Angeles Community College District Statewide Student Health Services Fee Questionnaire. Research Report 80-6.
Sachs, Steven Mark; Eisen, Nadine
In order to assess the benefits of charging student fees for expanded health services, East Los Angeles College conducted a telephone survey of 106 California community colleges to determine: (1) the number of colleges charging student health fees; (2) the amount charged per full- and part-time student; (3) the percentage of the fee which went toward accident insurance; (4) the maximum amount paid per claim; (5) the benefits, in addition to insurance, which are provided by the fees; (6) the impetus for imposing fees; (7) the improvements, if any, in college health services after fee imposition; and (8) any problems that may have been encountered as a result of fee imposition. Selected findings, based on a 100% response rate, indicate that 58 of the colleges charged student health fees ranging from a mean of $4.25 per semester for full-time students to a mean of $2.18 for part-time students. On the average, 28.7% of the fees went toward accident insurance, and the mean maximum claim payment was $9,107. A variety of services other than insurance was provided by the fees, including health education and psychological counseling. Respondents indicated increases (up to 700%) in the number of clients and physician availability as a result of fee imposition. Student complaints, reported at only 8.6% of the colleges charging fees, ceased after one or two semesters. The study report analyzes findings for each interview question; data tables are provided. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Los Angeles Coll., CA.