ERIC Number: ED312970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Mandatory Statewide Student Fees in California's Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities. Report of the Sunset Review Committee on Statewide Student Fee Policy under Senate Bill 195 (1985). Report 89-19.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
The Student Fee Sunset Review Committee's recommendation to the California legislature regarding revisions to and extension of the existing student fee legislation originally enacted in 1985 is presented. The committee continues to support the fee policy as well as the proposed changes in fee legislation that it recommends. Part 1 covers California's tradition of low fees, origins of the 1985 fee policy review, creation and outcomes of the 1985 fee policy committee, and implementation of the fee policy. Part 2 offers conclusions regarding the following: ensuring parity of fee increases at Hastings College of Law and the University of California; ensuring parity between university and state university fee increases; the issue of including the California Maritime Academy; the issue of excluding appropriated revenues and payments on debt service from the base calculations; permitting changes in the base for indexing fee increases; ensuring adequate consultation with students; ensuring adequate financial aid; lowering the 10% maximum annual increase; making "buy-outs" explicit; clarifying the frequency of the maximum increases/decreases; allowing for student consultation; and mandating future sunsets. Three appendices include Senate Bill 195 (1985); proposed amendments to Senate Bill 195; and a relevant letter to the California state senator. Contains 3 references. (SM)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Fees, Higher Education, Law Schools, Public Colleges, Public Policy, State Action, State Legislation, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
Publications Office, California Postsecondary Education Commission, Third Floor, 1020 Twelfth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814-3985 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California