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Student fees addressed at open forum

Faculty, staff and students discussed newly revised changes to the Executive Order at the Student Fee Advisory Committee’s (SFAC) open forum on Nov. 7.

The revised executive order provides guidance in implementing the board of trustees policy regarding students fees.

“So I had to start with [Executive Order] 1042 and review what policy already existed,” said Suzanne Espinoza, Vice President of Enrollment Services and Student Affairs.

“And the one thing that I noticed is that the original policy did not include a full definition of different category fees, and I thought that that would be useful.”

A committee of 12 voting members, both student and faculty representatives, will serve as advisors that will work with the president regarding student fee issues. Questions and concerns were raised during the open forum regarding the language and meaning of certain regulations and fees listed in the revised executive order that affect CSU Stanislaus.

Since the revision, such as the cost for miscellaneous items, fees are now viewed and addressed within individual courses. Each student is charged the same amount for tuition while extra course fees are then assigned accordingly.

As the policy is different at each university, CSU Stanislaus is working on addressing new changes to the policy derived from the Executive Order 540.

“I am not changing the executive order,” Espinoza said. “I am only adding a section from the frequently asked questions document.”

At the open forum, the idea of working more closely with Associated Students Inc. and having more student representatives was addressed. This would allow for student suggestions and concerns to be more present in discussions.

The next open forum is scheduled to take place on Nov. 18 where the discussion will continue. The newly revised policy form is posted on the school’s website for students to view.

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Student fees addressed at open forum