FUND(S):

$19,722,155

Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund Tuition and Fees

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.


    Senate Bill Reference No. 2005R258, if approved, would authorize each higher education governing board to increase fees for students attending more than full-time as the term is redefined in this bill.
    
    
    This bill defines full-time status for undergraduate students who take at least 12, but no more than 16 credit hours per term. Currently, full-time undergraduate students enrolled in more than 16 credit hours pay only the full-time rate. This bill would allow each institutional governing board to authorize the assessment for additional undergraduate student fees on a pro-rated basis for credit hours in excess of 16 credit hours.
    
    
    This bill further defines full-time status for graduate students who take at least 9 credit hours. Currently, full-time graduate students enrolled in more that 9 credit hours pay only the full-time rate. This bill would allow each institutional governing board to authorize the assessment for additional graduate student fees on a pro-rated basis for credit hours in excess of 9 credit hours.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2005
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2006
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 19,722,155 19,722,155


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    



Memorandum


    Prior year versions of this bill defined full-time status for graduate students who take at least 9 hours but no more than 12 credit hours per term. Fiscal calculations are based upon this newly defined full-time status (more than 9 hours).
     Person submitting Fiscal Note: Patricia W. Hunt
     Email Address: phunt@hepc.wvnet.edu