ERIC Number: ED309702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-5
Reference Count: N/A
Required Fees at Massachusetts Public Universities and Colleges.
Massachusetts State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Boston.
Historical information is provided on required student fees at Massachusetts public universities and colleges from fall 1982 to the present. Information on current fees subject to the 30% guideline is also included. Two sections of the report deal respectively with: (1) total required fees (recent trends in fees and comparison with state appropriations) and (2) categories of fees (different types of fees charged, fee policy, and fees by category). Mandatory student fees constitute an important part of the cost of higher education. Major findings include the following: fees vary significantly both between and within segments, and fees at public universities average $783 per year compared with $301 at community colleges; since fall of 1982, required fees have grown about seven times as much as tuition and twice as much as per capita income; internal administrative fees currently constitute approximately 61% of all fees and average $331 per year (and internal fees are now about 17% higher than in the fall of 1988 when they averaged $283 per year); and internal administrative fees currently exceed the 30% of tuition at 13 of the 28 public universities and colleges, compared to only five in the fall of 1988. Three figures and four statistical tables complete the report. (SM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts