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Your student tuition fee may increase, here’s why…

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On Nov. 7, the Student Life Council proposed a fee increase of one dollar to student services fees, which are currently set at $39 per credit hour with a maximum of six credit hours charged. The proposed increase would raise the maximum total fee for student services from $234 to $240 per semester.

The requested increase will be distributed as follows:

  • Expanding psychiatry hours from 3 to 6 hours a week. This is said to cut the wait time for psychiatric services.
  • Adding a case manager housed in counseling services to assist students who need social services such as food, housing or financial assistance.
  • Adding one coordinator for organizations and activities to assist with the increased number of student organizations.
  • Adding one Career Services Employer Relations Coordinator in Career Services to increase employer involvement with UHCL students.
  • Adding two new The Signal Reporters, eight TheSignal Summer workers and four Signal phone lines.

Benefits of increase:

  • Getting seven requests for a $6 increase per semester
  • Stabilizing of student services division
  • Increase in employer involvement on campus and job postings
  • Increasing outreach to employers and involvement with UHCL students in areas of mentoring; job shadowing, internships and career events.
  • Increased opportunities for future students.

UHCL’s SGA will hold a vote of support/non-support for the designated proposed fees. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 11:30 am in the SSCB Lecture Hall.

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