March 25-26, 2004


ITEM 122-2851-R0304��������������� Authorization to Increase Mandatory Fees, Miscellaneous and Course Fees for FY05; Montana State University-Great Falls


THAT:�������������������������������������� The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes MSU-Great Falls College of Technology� to increase the following select set of mandatory fees, miscellaneous and course fees for FY05.


EXPLANATION:����������������������� 1.����� At the request of the Chair of the Board of Regents, the Commissioner of Higher Education directed (on February 12, 2004) all campuses of the Montana University System to submit all �significant fee changes� for approval in March rather than May.� A significant fee change was defined as� one which meets one of the following conditions:


a.������ An increase of $15 per year per FTE for a single fee;

b.������ An increase of over 3% for any single fee; or,

c.������ Any new fee.


2.����� The attached document presents all �significant fee changes� proposed by MSU-Great Falls College of Technology, for Board of Regents approval.� We will be increasing other mandatory fees Building, Equipment, and Library by three percent which will show in our inventory of fees to be presented to the Board in May.