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1 Tuition and Student Fee Discussion for November 3, 2014

2 Agenda Overview of Tuition and Fee Policy Comparisons Tuition Committee Fee Committee Discussion

3 The University of North Carolina Establishing Tuition and Fees The constitutional provisions for setting tuition are codified in General Statute (7), which states, in part, "The Board (of Governors) shall set tuition and required fees at the institutions, not inconsistent with actions of the General Assembly.” The UNC Policy Manual Chapter https://www.northcarolina.edu/apps/policy/index.php?pg=vs&id=s474

4 Establishing Tuition “Tuition is charged to partially defray the costs of general academic and administrative operations of campuses, including academic programs and faculty and administrative salaries and benefits.”

5 Establishing Fees “Fees will be charged only for limited, dedicated purposes and shall not be used to defray the costs of general academic and administrative operations of campuses, including academic programs and faculty and administrative salaries and benefits.”

6 Campus-initiated Tuition “ Campuses may request increases in tuition to provide revenue for specific purposes and programs.” Revenues will be used to cover general operating inflationary increases and significant changes in fixed personnel costs, strategic investments that improve student outcomes, and faculty and staff compensation.

7 Tuition and Fees Four-Year Plan through Maximum tuition rate of increase for resident undergraduate students shall be 5% per year. Allowable increases in student fees required for all students, other than debt service fees, are also capped at 5% annually.

8 Tuition and Fees Four-Year Plan 15% cap on total tuition dollars for need- based financial aid. Combined tuition and fee rates for undergraduate residents shall remain in the bottom quartile of public peers. Combined rates for nonresident undergraduate students should be market driven and reflect the full cost of providing a quality education.

9 Tuition and Fees Four-Year Plan Tuition and fee rates will be set on a biennial basis and rates set in the winter of and rates set in the winter of 2017

10 How do UNCG’s tuition and fee rates compare nationally? Most recent national report from College Board: “Average in-state published tuition and fees at public four-year institutions increased from $8,646 in t0 $8,893 in ” UNCG’s in-state undergraduate rates: $ 6, $ 6, $ 6,

11 InstitutionIn-State Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Northern Illinois 12,346 Virginia Commonwealth 12,002 Bowling Green State University 10,726 Western Michigan 10,355 University of Louisville 9,946 Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis 8,756 Old Dominion University 8,550 Georgia State University 8,368 Oregon State University 8,322 University of Memphis 8,312 Indiana State University 8,256 Portland State University 7,878 Middle Tennessee State University 7,546 Florida International University 6,496 UNC Greensboro 6,382 University of Central Florida 6,317 Incomplete Data Kent State University University of Southern Mississippi The University of Texas at Arlington How does UNCG compare with national peers? Annual Rates

12 How does UNCG compare within our system? Annual Rates InstitutionIn-State Undergraduate Tuition and Fees NC State8,134 UNC Chapel Hill8,128 Appalachian State6,439 UNC Greensboro6,386 UNC Wilmington6,316 UNC Asheville6,273 UNC Charlotte6,180 Western Carolina6,157 East Carolina5,985 Winston-Salem State5,624 NC A&T5,536 NC Central5,445 UNC Pembroke5,207 Fayetteville State4,631 Elizabeth City State4,498

13 UNCG’s Budgeted Recurring State Appropriation per Budgeted In-State Full Time Equivalent Students

14 How does UNCG compare with national peers? Tuition and Fees InstitutionOut-of-State Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Indiana University-Purdue University-Ind29,571 Virginia Commonwealth University29,473 Old Dominion University24,210 Western Michigan University24,109 University of Louisville23,834 Oregon State University23,514 Portland State University23,088 University of Memphis23,024 Middle Tennessee State University23,002 Georgia State University22,936 University of Central Florida22,416 Northern Illinois University21,924 UNC Greensboro20,180 Florida International University18,895 Bowling Green State University-Main18,034 Indiana State University17,992 Kent State University at Kent The University of Texas at Arlington University of Southern Mississippi

15 How does UNCG compare with national peers? Tuition and Fees InstitutionIn-State Graduate Tuition & Fees Portland State University13,539 Oregon State University13,110 Western Michigan University12,812 Virginia Commonwealth University12,002 Northern Illinois University11,976 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus11,798 University of Louisville10,984 Florida International University10,763 Old Dominion University9,888 University of Memphis9,560 University of Central Florida8,831 Indiana University-Purdue University-Ind8,795 Middle Tennessee State University8,424 Georgia State University8,392 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro6,991 Indiana State University6,914 Kent State University at KentNA The University of Texas at ArlingtonNA University of Southern MississippiNA

16 How does UNCG compare with national peers? Tuition and Fees InstitutionOut-of-State Graduate Tuition & Fees University of Central Florida28,616 Western Michigan University26,139 Old Dominion University25,152 Indiana University-Purdue University-Ind23,991 Georgia State University23,944 Virginia Commonwealth University23,081 Florida International University22,861 University of Louisville22,642 Middle Tennessee State University21,150 University of Memphis20,738 Oregon State University20,643 Portland State University20,451 UNC Greensboro20,440 Northern Illinois University20,192 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus19,106 Indiana State University13,394 Kent State University at KentNA University of Southern MississippiNA The University of Texas at ArlingtonNA

17 How does UNCG compare on fees? AthleticActivityHealthEd. & Tech.FacilityASGTOTAL ASU ,667 UNCC ,658 UNCA ,607 WCU ,488 WSSU ,480 UNCG ,454 UNCW ,291 NCA&T ,267 NCSU ,097 ECU ,026 UNCP ,996 NCCU ,990 FSU ,888 ECSU ,722 UNCCH ,705

18 UNCG Tuition and Fee Process For the past two months, two committees have reviewed proposals for campus-initiated tuition increases and student fee increases. Today’s forums provide opportunities for the campus community to provide input before the committees make recommendations to the Chancellor. Continued opportunities to provide input and feedback will be available through November 11, 2014 using the following addresses:

19 Campus Initiated Tuition Committee Committee Chair: Simone Stephens, SGA President Alan Boyette, Vice Provost Student Leaders:Melissa Elmes, Graduate Student Dylan Frick, Undergraduate Student Zachary Vestal, Undergraduate Student Elizabeth Warren, Graduate Student Faculty Representatives:Gregory Grieve, Religious Studies Spoma Jovanovic, Communication Studies Eileen Kohlenberg, Nursing Professional Staff:Cherry Callahan, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Steve Honeycutt, Director of Financial Planning and Budgets Deborah Tollefson, Director of Financial Aid

20 What are the Guiding Principles* of the UNCG Tuition Committee? 1.UNCG must remain affordable for its neediest students. 2.UNCG must not significantly increase its rank among the constituent UNC institutions in terms of cost. 3.Recommended actions are believed to provide positive contribution toward the quality of the students’ educational/learning experience. *These principles were established by UNCG’s first CITI Committee in Fall 2000 and observed by each subsequent committee.

21 What would be the effect of a 1%-5% tuition increase?

22 What would be the total tuition if a 1%-5% tuition increase was approved?

23 How much revenue could be generated by a Campus-Initiated Tuition Increase? Range –$0 (assumes no CITI) to $4.1 million (assumes 5%) Range –$0 (assumes no CITI in or ) to $4.4 million (assumes 5% in and ) For , each 1% CITI increase generates $820,000 in revenue. For , revenue generated is dependent upon actual increase approved for

24 What are the revenue needs that have been suggested to the Tuition Committee? 1.Strengthening student financial support -Need-based financial aid -Graduate assistantships 2. Retention of EPA faculty and professional staff 3. Improvement of student academic advising 4. Preserving quality across the University by off- setting years of budget reductions in func- tional areas impacting students and faculty

25 Suggestion #1 Strengthening Student Financial Aid - Need based financial aid

26 What is the average debt of graduates? Not reporting: ECSU, NCCU, UNCC, UNCSA, and WSSU Source:

27 What is the three year student loan default rate?

28 What is the current financial aid situation at UNCG? UNCG currently allocates 13.9% of tuition toward need-based financial aid Board of Governors has set a maximum cap of 15% of tuition that can be used for need-based financial aid UNCG could increase financial aid by $865,000 and 15% of any tuition increase to remain within the maximum allowed

29 Suggestion #1 - Graduate assistantships

30 Graduate Assistantship Stipend Levels at UNCG compared to National Averages, * Teaching Assistantships Research Assistantships National Average $13,893 $13,486 UNCG Average $7700 $7700 Difference ($6193) ($5786) *Data represent average stipend levels across all disciplines and academic programs, and across all degree levels (e.g. MA, MS, MFA, PhD). Source: National Graduate Stipend Study, Oklahoma State University and UNCG Graduate School

31 Suggestion #2 Retention of EPA Faculty and Professional Staff

32 What is the salary increase history? Faculty EPA Non- Faculty %3% % * The General Assembly provided $5 million for all EPA salary increases system-wide. UNCG’s portion of the $5 million was $276,000 for salary increases or approximately.25%. * The General Assembly provided $5 million for all EPA salary increases system-wide. UNCG’s portion of the $5 million was $276,634 for salary increases.

33 Faculty Salary Increase* (Allocation of $276,634 in salary increase funds) Number of UNCG faculty receiving increase: 182 of 842 Percent of UNCG faculty receiving increase: 21.6% Among those awarded salary increase: Average dollar amount of increase = $1,699 Average salary increase percentage = 1.98% *No salary increase provided to EPA professional staff (non-faculty)

34 How does UNCG compare with national peers? Average Faculty Salaries, in thousands InstitutionAll RanksProfessor Associate Professor Assistant Professor Florida International University University of Louisville Western Michigan University Georgia State University Old Dominion University Virginia Commonwealth University Indiana University-Purdue University-Ind Oregon State University University of Central Florida Kent State University University of Memphis Portland State University The University of Texas at Arlington Northern Illinois University UNC Greensboro Indiana State University Bowling Green State University Ohio University of Southern Mississippi Middle Tennessee State UniversityN/A

35 Suggestion #3 Improvement of student academic advising

36 Support for academic advising improvement has been cited as a priority by the Student Government Association leadership for at least five consecutive years.

37 Suggestion #4 Preserving quality across the University by off-setting years of budget reductions

38 What is the history of budget reductions at UNCG? (In millions)

39 Student Fee Committee Committee Chair: Joseph Graham, SGA Vice President Cherry Callahan, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Students: Brenna Barnett (U)Derek Strong (G) Kayla Hansen (U)Courtney Laganke (G) Tom Gill (U)Elizabeth Warren (G) Erika Sisk (U)Cameron Davis (U) Faculty Members:Alice Hill, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Chris Rhea, Kinesiology Patti Sink, Music Professional Staff:Steve Honeycutt, Director of Financial Planning & Budgets Charles Maimone, Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs Deborah Tollefson, Director of Financial Aid

40 What are Fees? “General fees” are –Activities –Athletics –Educational & Technology –Health –“ASG fee” “Fees related to the Retirement of Debt” –Facilities Fee Other Fees –Transportation –Registration

41 What Does It Provide? Student Activities Fee

42 What does it provide? Athletics Fee Fee supports most costs of UNCG’s Division I intercollegiate athletics program. Some costs are also met by ticket revenue and endowment income.

43 What does it provide? Education and Technology Fee Education = academic course materials & supplies (such as lab equipment) Technology = partial support of IT for student use; classroom technology, and ongoing refresh projects including band- width expansion

44 What does it provide? Health Fee Wellness programs (nutrition, eating disorders, smoking cessation, etc.) Alcohol and drug programs Medical services Pharmacy Immunizations Lab/X-ray Psychiatry Counseling

45 Proposed Sustainability Fee (UNCG Green Fund) The Green Fund will support sustainability efforts on campus and governed by students with assistance from faculty and staff. The fund will invest in campus infrastructure to help meet the goals of the UNCG Climate Action Plan.

46 What does it provide? Facilities Fee Pays off the debt incurred on “capital projects” when student facilities are built or renovated—for example: –Soccer stadium –Student Recreation Center –Baseball stadium –EUC renovation –Student Health Center expansion/renovation (**Facilities fee does not include residence halls, dining or parking facilities; these are paid for by users.)

47 Who Pays General Fees? Students pay fees along with their tuition each semester. Exceptions: –Distance learners who take no courses on campus pay only the Educational & Technology Fee. –Graduate students enrolled in fewer than 6 credit hours and undergraduates enrolled in fewer than 9 credit hours have the option of paying the health fee or they could pay for services at the “market rate” of the Greensboro community.

48 Fee Increases currently under Consideration Increase Proposals from Fee Receiving Units Currently under Consideration by Committee Percentage Increase Athletics $696$39$20.883% Activities $378$22.11$ % Health $275$ % Ed.&Tech. $397$34.00$ % 3.52% Overall

49 How could the increases be used? Activity Fee: Inflationary cost of Spartan Card software, green fee, increased programming funds for CAB, OMA, and OLSL, additional Graduate Student Association support Athletics: Added health insurance costs for coaches in compliance with ACA; increase in travel costs; maintain program as close as possible to status quo Education: Inflationary increases for educational materials Technology: Classroom Technology and refresh (upgrades) to the wireless system Health Fee: Equipment replacement and incremental increases in supplies and services costs

50 Fee Increases currently under Consideration Proposals from Fee Receiving Units Currently under Consideration by Committee Which would represent what % Athletics $0 0% Activities $ % Health $0 0% Ed.&Tech. $0 0% 8.02% Overall

51 How could the activity fee increase be used? The actual operating costs of the new recreation center (i.e., HVAC, maintaining equipment, etc.) are of course essential. Expanded programs and services will transform Campus Recreation at UNCG. Student wages would be over $900,000 for both undergraduate students and graduate assistants. New staff are required for the new aquatics program which will be accessible to students far more than the current and failing pool in Rosenthal. New staff will be required to manage special events and reservations in SRC such as career fairs, concerts, banquets, etc. as well as manage spaces for student organizations and academic classes.

52 UNCG options for Tuition and Fees (assumes 0% increase) Regular TermTuition & Fees Increase Per Semester Tuition & Fees Increase Per Year Total Tuition & Fees In-State Undergraduate 00$6,386 Out-of-State Undergraduate 00$21,248 In-State Graduate Student 00$7,095 Out-of-State Graduate Student 00$20,544

53 UNCG Options for Tuition and Fees (assumes 5% increase) Regular TermTuition & Fees Increase Per Semester Tuition & Fees Increase Per Year Total Tuition & Fees In-State Undergraduate $141.95$283.90$6, Out-of-State Undergraduate $513.50$1,027.00$22, In-State Graduate Student $159.68$319.35$7, Out-of-State Graduate Student $495.90$991.80$21,535.80

54 Next Steps Written comments may be submitted to: and Dec 5Board of Trustees Meeting Feb 27Board of Governors Meeting **Legislative session begins in January—could have impact on tuition and fees

55 Discussion


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