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Fee increase to fund programs, activities for ‘several years’

Fee increase to fund programs, activities for ‘several years’

RIley Guerzini, News Editor

October 30, 2017

Infographic by Abigail Stanley   Aleisha Jones said she is quite aware of what she is paying in tuition and fees every semester and she doesn’t want to pay an extra $50 for the student activity fee. “I am paying for everything out of pocket,” she said. Jones said she h...

RFWC launches Eagle Perks

RFWC launches Eagle Perks

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

September 4, 2017

The Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center will give away free tickets and coupons to various activities and amenities in the Evansville area beginning this month. The program, pinned as Eagle Perks, is aimed to increase student engagement across the university. “This is funded through the student activi...

New fee hard to see

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

September 1, 2016

Junior John Mathews didn’t know the student activity fee doubled this fall, and he said he’d have liked to be notified. Over the summer, the Board of Trustees approved the doubling of the student activity fee after a spring proposal pushed by Student Government Association. The increase is vis...

SGA proposes doubled, mandatory fee

The Student Government Association passed a resolution that proposes the optional $50 student activity fee be raised to a mandatory $100 per semester. Some students opt out of paying the current student fee, but if every student did pay $50, the total revenue from the fee is less than $500,000 per semester. A mandatory $100 fee would collect nearly $1 million per semester based on fall enrollment.

Gabi Wy, News Editor

April 13, 2016

Taylor Dunlap doesn’t know what the Student Government Association does. However, both she and her fellow students are affected by a recent SGA resolution supporting an increase in student activity fees from $50 to $100 per student. Students can opt out of the $50 fee, but the resolution makes t...

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