RELATED TO POLICY NO: 7055
TITLE: FEES CHARGED TO STUDENTS
This rule defines the various fees charged to students and how they are determined.
The types of fees charged include general fees, program fees, course fees, and non-instructional fees. All fee rates are reviewed annually. Decisions about fees are to coincide with the college’s budget development process.
General fees and non-instructional fees are described below. Fees mentioned in BP 7055 not described further in the rule are program fees, course fees, and non-credit course fees.
General fees are fees assessed to all students taking credit courses. General fees may be assessed on a per credit basis or as a flat-rate amount based on enrollment level. All General fees are regularly reviewed by the president and subject to approval by the Board of Education. General Fees include:
Technology Fee: Tech Fee are charged on a per credit basis and are used for the purchase of classroom media equipment, student help desk staff and the learning management system. The guiding principle is that this is spent for instructional support that directly impacts current students.
Requests by departments are made during the annual budget development process and submitted to the CIO with a copy sent to the Budget Team.
Transportation and Safety Fee: The Transportation and Safety fee is charged on a per credit basis. The fee supports student access to area transportation systems, parking lot improvements, and campus safety enhancements in areas used by students. The Budget Team reviews transportation and safety needs and requests.
Student Activity Program (SAP) Fee: The SAP fee is charged on a per credit basis. The fee supports co-curricular organizations and athletic programs. The Co-curricular Budget Committee is responsible for the allocation to co-curricular programs.
Associated Students of Linn-Benton Community College (ASLBCC) Fee: The ASLBCC fee supports the student government organization of the student body. The fee is charged to credit taking students based on enrollment level. The Student Leadership Council (SLC) allocates the ASLBCC fee to support its programs for the student body. The SLC recommends changes to the enrollment levels and related student fee rates to be charged students to the College president and are subject to approval by the Board of Education. A recommendation must be supported by the ALSBCC at a level established in the By-Laws of the SLC.
Non-instructional fees are established for the purpose of recovering the costs of support services and supplies. The establishment or change in the amount charged of non-instructional fees must be reviewed by College Council based on evidence that a fee covers only service or supply expenses beyond what a student would reasonably expect is beyond coverage by tuition. The College Council makes recommendations concerning non-instructional fees to the president. Recommendations are to be shared with students through a campus forum sponsored by student government before being presented to the president for a decision. Non-instructional fees include test fees, proctor service fees, OSU/LBCC Degree Partnership Student Service fee, ID card fee, library fines, parking fines, first term fees, and career assessment fees.
DATE OF ADOPTION: 08/1/84
DATE(S) OF REVISION(S): 09/17/02, 6/3/13; 11/1/18
DATE OF LAST REVIEW: 11/1/18