SJSU University Council of Chairs and Directors: Support no fee for graduation application
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SJSU University Council of Chairs and Directors: Support no fee for graduation application

    1. Stephanie Coopman
    2. Petition by

      Stephanie Coopman

      Santa Cruz, CA

At the Oct. 10th UCCD meeting, we discussed the proposed graduation fee changes.  First, we appreciate being included in the discussion of deadlines and fees.  This communication is an important step to working collaboratively to educate and graduate SJSU students.  One of the benefits of our discussion is that we were able to identify a glaring inconsistency between the proposed administrative fee increases and faculty initiatives.  Faculty are scrambling to reduce costs to students by seeking affordable solutions in textbooks or reducing supplements.  We would ask that all departments find ways to provide services at lower costs and to expedite student graduation, minimize unnecessary hurdles, and provide manageable flexibility.  Those signing this petition do not support additional fee increases at this time with the information provided.

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    • Chris Hebert MANTECA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have no problem, in principal, of charging students for certain, optional, services. Charging a fee, even a small one, for the student to obtain official documentation of what they have academically earned and paid (and paid, and paid) for does not qualify as an option: graduation is the whole point of the exercise, is it not?

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    • Noam Perry EMERYVILLE, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Next up: course application fee, paper grading fee, library book borrowing fee, elevator fee (waived for classrooms above the 3rd floor).

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    • Deric Shannon SAN JOSE, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Chop from the top!

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    • Dina Kameda SAN JOSE, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      With all due respect to the obvious funding shortages our schools face, the answer cannot always be to increase fees for our students. The exponential tuition hikes are adversely affecting our students as it is, when it's time for them to graduate, they shouldn't have ask, "Can I afford to?"

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    • Chris Hagie SAN JOSE, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I want to understand exactly where these fees will go and who benefits from them. I don't understand all of the fees that we currently require students to pay.

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