Resolution 03-28: GOT FLAT?

Number 03-28
Description flat rate tuition
Authored by Denis Gjoni
Sponsored by Chrysanne Mason
James Urban
Date Submitted Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Date Considered Tuesday, April 13, 2004
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Academic Affairs
Result Killed By Committee
Remarks FAILED - This would result in students paying more per semester. Update: It was implemented anyway, and students will be paying much more per semester.
Whereas A major factor that ranks UT-Arlington in fourth tier is graduation rate; and
Whereas UT-Arlington charges the students on per credit hour basis, constraining students who are monetarily challenged to take fewer courses and taking longer to graduate; and
Whereas The majority of students who go here part-time have a full time job, yielding more income than the ones who go full time; and
Whereas Other universities in the UT-System have applied some form of flat rate tuition for students taking 12 or more hours; and
Whereas This initiative is authorized by the Texas Legislature.
Be It Further Resolved That Forming of an ad-hoc committee to evaluate the idea of having a flat rate of tuition, which is a consolidation of tuition, mandatory fees, course fees, and mandatory program costs. These fees will not include optional fees, international student fees, or fees extended for field trips requiring students to live off campus. The flat rate of tuition be applied 'a la carte' initially towards 'less expensive' degrees such as Liberal Arts and Natural Science, and gradually towards other colleges with modifications in fees as needed; and
Be It Further Resolved That In order to encourage full time enrollment, allow the committee to further evaluate an extra per credit hour charge to students who are enrolled as part time, inversely proportional to the number of hours they are taking.