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Student Leaders Get News on Fees
LEWISTON - Student leaders received word Thursday on how the state's higher ed budget
holdbacks will affect their own and their constituents' budgets next year.
Lewis-Clark State officials released a memorandum and proposal for student fees in fiscal
year 2003. The proposal calls for an 11.8 percent increase--which amounts to a $151
increase over what a full-time resident student pays now.
The Idaho State Board of Education approved an increase of up to 12 percent. The state's
colleges and universities had sought permission to raise fees to help them cope with
dramatic reductions in state funding that began in 2001 and are projected through 2003.
Thursday's announcement is the official start to a process that includes meetings between
student leaders and administrators before proposals are presented to the board in April.
Vice President for Administrative Services Dean Froehlich scheduled a public hearing for
students on Tuesday, March 19, at noon in the Williams Conference Center on campus, to
gather input on the proposal. Students are also being encouraged to submit written
comments to Froehlich.
A student fee increase was one of the few tools administrators had to help avoid damaging
cuts to programs and personnel. Most of the increase shows up in the matriculation fee,
which goes to general maintenance and operating costs.
Froehlich and Associated Student Body President Tate Smith are encouraging students to ask
questions and get accurate information on the fee schedule. Students can call the ASLCSC
office at 208-792-2256 for more information, or copies of how fees break down. A copy of
the memorandum to student representatives can be viewed at the ASLCSC web page: http://www.lcsc.edu/aslcsc/ or at the
Administrative Services page: http://www.lcsc.edu/adminservices/