Make Student Fees More Transparent

Make Student Fees More Transparent

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Megan Thomas started this petition to Miami University Administration

As students and parents of students at Miami University, we are demanding higher transparency with regard to student fees charged to our Bursar bills. Based on a series of surveys, focus groups and interviews, these fees include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Stealing fee
  • Business course surcharge
  • Recreation and extracurricular fees
  • Lost ID charge
  • Library fees

These fees assist in funding important aspects of student life at Miami University, however, many students and parents are unaware of the bulk of the charges. According to our team’s survey, over 50% of respondents were only aware of four of the 16 listed fees.


This lack of awareness is a concerning problem not only for current Miami students and parents, but also prospective students and parents as these fees can lead to a $5,000 increase in the cost of attending Miami.

We the undersigned students and parents of students at Miami University petition the University Administration to employ the following resolutions to increase transparency of student fees:

  • Include hyperlink to description of student fees on Bursar bill
  • Factor the student fees into the cost of attending Miami University when recruiting prospective students
  • Provide the appropriate support in the OneStop office to assist in discussions of the student fees
  • Clearly define the route which these funds will take within the University budget
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