The board of governors is hereby authorized and empowered to continue the operation and maintenance of any graduate centers it has heretofore established, either by itself or in cooperation with other universities or colleges, and to establish, maintain and operate such other graduate centers either by itself or in cooperation with other universities or colleges, at such place or places within the state as it may deem advisable.
No funds shall be expended by the board for the operation or maintenance of, or capital improvements for, any such graduate center, whether established or continued hereunder, except funds provided by student fees, federal grants, state agencies other than the board, county boards of education, other local governmental bodies, corporations or persons, and funds appropriated by the Legislature expressly for such purpose or purposes. Except for the use of funds provided by student fees, federal grants or those appropriated by the Legislature expressly for such purposes, the burden of providing satisfactory and acceptable capital improvements for such centers shall be upon such state agencies, local governmental bodies, corporations or persons, and the board may enter into memoranda of agreements with such state agencies, local governmental bodies, corporations or persons for the use of plant facilities and/or grants or contributions toward the cost of the acquisition or construction of such facilities. Such state agencies and local governmental bodies may convey capital improvements, or lease the same without monetary consideration, to the board for use as a graduate center, and the board may accept such facilities, the use or lease thereof, or such grants or contributions, for such purpose from such governmental bodies, the federal government or any corporation or person.
The board may fix enrollment, tuition and other fees to be charged students enrolling in such graduate centers, and retain the same in a special fund for the partial or full support of the center at which they were collected, including the making of capital improvements. The board may also charge any one or more of the following fees at such centers: (1) Health service fees; (2) infirmary fees; and (3) student activities, recreational, athletic and extracurricular fees. All fees collected under (1), (2) and (3) shall be paid into special funds and shall be used solely for the purpose for which collected.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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