Resolution 07-05: $17 TOO MUCH FOR MY TRANSCRIPT

Number 07-05
Description Reduce transcript fees for other students.
Authored by MD Sarder
Sponsored by Rohit Talati
Date Submitted Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Date Considered Tuesday, April 17, 2007
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Student Affairs
Result n/a
Remarks PENDING. Ammended in committee.
Whereas UTA charges $7 per official transcript for current students if ordered online and charges $17 per official transcript if ordered in person; and
Whereas The rush service fee for transcripts in any university within the UT System and A&M System is much lower than what UTA charges to our students; and
Whereas UT Austin charges $10 for official and unnoficial transcripts to its students any way they order it; and
Whereas UT El Paso charges only $5 for the same service; and
Whereas There are many universities in the nation that do not charge any fees for transcripts to their current students ' for instance, Texas A&M Commerce and UT Dallas do not charge any fees to their students for a limited number of transcripts (max 5 per week), and Wichita State University does not charge any fees to its students and gives them 10 complimentary transcripts after their graduation.
Whereas Due to these high transcript fees, some UTA students are discouraged from applying for scholarships and/or higher education at other universities.
Be It Further Resolved That UTA reduce its transcript fees for its current students to a level that is competitive with other UT System schools and is fair to its students.