ERIC Number: ED353879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep-29
Reference Count: N/A
State University of New York--Some Non-Resident Students Aren't Being Charged the Correct Tuition Rate. Report 91-S-97.
Walsh, John T.; And Others
This study examined how effective the State University of New York (SUNY) practices are for verifying in-state residency in determining tuition charges. The study proceeded by comparing SUNY's policies for determining in-state residency with those of similar institutions through review of applicable policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; interviews with SUNY Central Administration and campus management and staff; surveys of 34 peer institutions located in 17 states; review of SUNY financial and operating information; and observation of various SUNY operations. In addition, two SUNY campuses were visited. The analysis found that, for fall 1989, 2,111 full-time undergraduate students were charged resident tuition rates although information on their applications indicated that they were nonresidents. Those making campus visits reviewed relevant records for 211 of these students and found that 46 students were charged incorrect rates with no indication of follow-up by school administration. Comparison of SUNY's tuition policy on the establishment of domiciliary intents found it generally consistent with other institutions. However, SUNY is more lenient in accepting declarations of financial independence than 55 percent of the responding peer institutions. Appendixes contain a list of contributors to the report, the State Comptroller's notes and the comments of SUNY officials. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.