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Student Service Fees fall short of expected budget

Chronicle Correspondent

Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 22:04

Student Service Fees did not generate the expected amount for the following 2011-2012 fiscal year, according to Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services Ken Johnston. The Student Service Fee budget for an ensuing year is based on the income for the current year, along with consideration for rate changes.

The expected $1,063,303 fell short with only $1,001,818 generated for the 2011-2012 economic year. However, the revenue estimate for this year is $1,028,900 due to a rate increase of 2.7 percent, which is an increase of this year’s allotted $1,025,000, a decrease of $30,000 from last year’s amount of $1,055,000.

Growth also occurred in the enrollment estimates for student groups mainly online courses; the student service fee is not charged here. The SSF committee is currently determining the effect of this decrease in a series of meetings.

“This is a situation (having to manage with less resources) that we have faced all across campus, as expenditures have increased faster than revenues,” Johnston said.

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