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SUBJECT: 800s: Financial Affairs EFFECTIVE: April 8, 2010
Section: 805.2 Student Activity Fees

  1. Student activity fees are intended to support activities for the benefit or enrichment of students or recognized groups of students. Institutions may collect student activity fees subject to the following conditions and procedures.

    1. Institutions may collect from each student a student government activity fee to support student government and other student activities, including, but not limited to, student organizations and clubs, lyceums, drama, music, field trips and student publications. The amount of the fee shall be established by a vote of either the student body or its elected representative body as determined by institution policies and approved by the institution president. Funds raised by the fee shall be administered by the institution student government and shall be allocated as part of an annual budget adopted by the student government pursuant to that organization's procedures and approved by the institution president. Institution and student government policies shall include a process for organizations to request review of funding allocations.

    2. Institutions may collect from each student a university or college fee to support activities for the benefit of the student body, including, but not limited to, debt retirement, student union operations, athletics and placement services. The amount of the fee shall be established by the institution president; provided, however, that prior to instituting a fee, changing the fee or reallocating fee revenues, the president shall notify the institution student government body and provide students an opportunity for input on the proposed action according to procedures adopted by the institution for that purpose.

  2. Institutions may establish policies governing waiver of student activity fees for students who audit courses, senior citizens, students enrolled only in distance education courses or other student categories.

  3. Institutions shall collect from each student a fee in the amount of three cents per credit hour, limited to twelve credit hours, to support the North Dakota student association. Funds raised by the fee shall be dedicated to the support of the NDSA and its activities.

Reference: NDUS Procedure - 805.2  

Replaces Article IV, Section 2(E-1) page IV-3.
SBHE Minutes, December 2, 1985, page 5433.
Amendment SBHE Minutes, January 31, 1991, page 6089.
Amendment SBHE Minutes, December 9, 1993, page 6418.
Amendment SBHE Minutes, April 4, 2000.
Amendment SBHE Minutes, September 26, 2002.
Amendment SBHE Minutes, March 20, 2003.
Amendment SBHE Minutes, April 8, 2010.
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