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Student Fee Committee

As part of our annual budget process, it is time for planning units to request new fees or adjustments to existing fees falling into three categories:

  • Academic course-related fees
  • Broad-based fees
  • User fees, charges, and fines

Fees can be created or changed on an annual basis during the budgeting process.  All fees and changes to established fees must be approved by the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

 

The memo for proposal submissions for FY2023 is here.

Course and Technology Fee Freeze

Frozen Fees:

We will continue freezing course and tech fees for those phased out under the Athens and RHE Guarantee Tuition Programs. 

The State of Ohio restricts the creation of new fees and requires all proposed fees be reviewed and approved by the Chancellor of Higher Education prior to assessment.  In addition, current fee increases are restricted by H.B. 166 with limited exception, as detailed below:

  • Student Health Insurance Fees
  • Fees for auxiliary goods or services provided to students at the cost incurred to the institution
  • Fees assessed to students as a pass-through for licensure and certification examinations
  • Elective course fees associated with travel experiences
  • Elective charges
  • Fines
  • Fees that offset the cost of providing textbooks for students

 

Given these restrictions, proposals should be limited to the following Course fee requests:

  • Exempted Athens UG course fees that will continue in the future (travel programs, flight fees, and pass-through certification fees) that clearly meet one of the state-mandated exceptions listed above
  • Exempted RHE course and program fees that will continue in the future (travel programs, Equine Program fees, and pass-through certification fees) that clearly meet one of the state-mandated exceptions listed above
  • Graduate Course Fees

Fee Proposal Guidelines

The Student Fee Guidelines and Procedures were prepared to help units/departments determine the category of fees and to provide an understanding of the review/approval process.

Changes associated with Student Fees should use the Student Fee Proposal form. These requests are reviewed by the Student Fee Committee (includes the registrar, bursar, associate provost for academic budget and planning, budget planning and analysis) and the recommendations from that committee are referred to the Executive Budget Group for consideration.  Those approved are submitted to the Ohio University Board of Trustees for final approval.
 

Changes associated with Course Fees should use the Course Fee Proposal form. These requests are reviewed by the Student Fee Committee (includes the registrar, bursar, associate provost for academic budget and planning, budget planning and analysis) and the recommendations from that committee are referred the Provost who makes a recommendation to the Executive Budget Group for consideration.  Those approved are submitted to the Ohio University Board of Trustees for final approval.