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2008-2010 TUITION FEE PROPOSAL Powered By Docstoc
     Presentation to the
    University Community
  UTSA 2008 – 2010 Tuition & Fee
Robert Allums, Graduate Student, College of Public Policy
Matthew DeLeon, Student, Student Government Association
Ashleigh Ervin, Graduate Student, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Dr. Keith Fairchild, Associate Professor, Department of Finance
Christina Gomez, Student, Student Government Association
Corey Green, Student, College of Engineering
Sara Hohne, Graduate Student, College of Business
Joseph Hopkins, Student, College of Business
Dr. Victoria Jones, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing
David C. Matiella, Graduate Student, College of Architecture
Yelena Nevel, Student, College of Sciences
Briana Rogler-Brown, Student, Honors College
Dr. Mehdi Shadaram, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Paula Salas, Student, College of Education and Human Development
Shannon Simmons, Student, College of Education and Human Development
John Schieferle Uhlenbrock, Student, College of Engineering
Tommy Thompson, Student, Student Government Association
Raheel Veerani, Student, College of Sciences
Nicole White, Student, Honors College
Ayeza Zafar, Graduate Student, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Tuition & Fee Proposal Development

The committee met to review:
 Cost proposals for all fee rate changes and for new fees
 UTSA operating budget resources, requirements for the
  current fiscal year, FY 09 and FY 10 – 2 yrs covered by the proposal.
 Enrollment management, projected SCH and potential
  impacts from the changes in admissions standards and
 Details about financial aid from designated tuition set aside
  requirements as well as other federal, state and university
                 Tuition & Fee Structure
Three components:
 Tuition: Statutory (rate set by state) & Designated (rate set by UT
   Board of Regents)
 Mandatory Fees: required to be paid by all students unless
   exempted by law or authorized waiver
 Incidental Fees: paid on a per use or per circumstance basis.
   Excludes textbooks, housing, parking, dining, etc.

     Course & Lab fees – paid by students enrolled in a particular course or
       lab for which a fee has been approved.

     College fees – paid by students enrolled in a degree program within a
       particular college for which a special fee has been approved (e.g. Advising;
       Technology support)

     Optional – paid by any student or public for opting to use a particular
       good or service (e.g. Testing fees; Application fees; Transcript request fees.)
  Proposed Incidental Fee Rate Changes
 College Fees:
     1 New Fee
     1 Fee Increase
     1 Fee Justification & Name Change
 Optional Fees:
     1 New Fee
     1 Fee Increase
     1 Policy Change & New Fee
    College Fees
    1 New Fee: College of Architecture will charge $5 per SCH
     for Resource & Technical Support. Will generate ~$80K to cover
     personnel, software & equipment for instructional computer lab & graduate
    1 Fee Increase: College of Engineering will increase the
     existing Resource & Technical Support fee from $5 per SCH
     to $10 per SCH.
     Will generate ~$105K additional revenue to extend hours, update software &
     equipment, improve frequency of calibration / repairs.
    1 Fee Justification & Name Change: College of Business
     will retitle the Business International fee to Global Business
     Skills fee to comply with UT System requirements.
     Revenue neutral – justification change disallows use of this fee for individual
     study abroad. Fee will continue to cover administrative costs and enhanced
     program development making practicum and local international opportunities
     available to more business students.
Optional Fees
   1 New Fee: $10 Swipe Key Card Replacement when cards
    are lost by parents with children at UTSA Child
    Development Center.
   1 Fee Increase: Returned Check Charge for NSF checks
    will go from $15 to $25.
   1 Policy Change: Orientation program that currently
    charges $150 per attendee – assessed at the time Fall
    tuition payments are due, will require $50 non-refundable
    pre-payment to cover meals & ‘sunk costs’. This allows us
    to collect from individuals who do not to enroll at UTSA
    (and are then not billed). Students who miss the in-person
    orientation will be charged $55 for an online make-up
Proposed Mandatory Fee Changes
3 Fee Increases:
    2 resulting from Student Referenda: Athletics & University
     Center fees
    1 recommended by student committee / supported by the
     T&F committee: Medical Services fee
1 New Fee:
    from Student Referendum: Transportation Fee
1 Fee Elimination:
    Energy Fee – revenue requirements to pay utilities will be
     rolled into designated tuition or be covered from state
     appropriations as funding is made available.
 Spring 2003 University Center Referendum:
 Students voted February 3-6, 2003, via an online election to expand
 the University Center (UC). The original building was completed in
 1986 with 97,000 sqft added in 1996. Despite the increase, the UC
 can not keep up with current space requirements. A provision of the
 referendum was to defer fee assessment until the $33.3M facility
 expansion is completed and occupied next Fall 2008.

       2,962 votes were cast – 59.25% voted for the fee increase
        and 40.75% were against.

FY 09: $10 per Semester Credit Hr (min fee = $40/sem max fee = $120/sem)
FY 10: $10 per Semester Credit Hr (min fee = $40/sem max fee = $120/sem)
Fall 2007 Athletic Referendum:
Students voted Sept. 11-12 during an online election sponsored by
the UTSA Student Government Association. The student referendum
authorizes athletics fees to increase from a maximum of $120 per
semester to a maximum of $240. If approved by the UT System
Board of Regents, the increases would provide additional support for
all of UTSA's existing 16 Division I sports programs.

 4,602 of 28,688 total students voted – of those, 65.9% voted
  for the increase and 34.1% were opposed.

    FY 09: $1 per Semester Credit Hr (max per semester fee = $132)
    FY 10: $2 per Semester Credit Hr (max per semester fee = $156)
  Medical Services Fee

Current Rate    $25.85 per student per semester

Proposed Rate                          Est. Incremental Revenue
       FY09 $28.40                              $ 67K
       FY10 $31.20                              $172K

Funds will be used to cover:

 General inflationary cost increases (merit, benefits,
 Student demand for services (extended hours & staffing)
 New programs and requirements (increased debt service, equipment
Fall 2007 Transportation Services Referendum:
  Students voted October 9-10, via an online election to add a
  Transportation fee in Fall 2008 pending Board of Regents’
  approval. The initiative, Hop on Board, was sponsored by
  Students for Transportation Reform. According to the SGA
  constitution, 3% of UTSA students must sign a petition on a
  particular issue to establish a vote.

  The initiative was publicized through forums, Facebook, signs at
  campus entrances, fliers and Lonestar student e-mails, The
  Paisano (student newspaper), San Antonio Express-News and
  UTSA Today.
    3,889 of 28,688 total students voted – of those, 53% voted
     for establishment of the new fee and 47% were against.

   FY 09: $20 per student per semester for Fall and Spring only
   FY 10: $20 per student per semester for Fall and Spring only
 Energy Fee

Current Rate             $35 per student per semester

Proposed Rate
     FY09 $0
     FY10 $0

 The UT System recommends rolling the revenue requirements
  to meet utility costs not covered from other institutional funds
  into the designated tuition fee rate.
    Allows a portion to be set aside for financial aid.
    To be revenue neutral – requires $2.26 M in FY 09
            FY 2009 Budget Planning
 Designated tuition is the only new discretionary funding
  source in the 2nd year of the Biennium – next fiscal year.

President Romo and the CMO have made recommendations to fund
allocations for:
        Mandatory Costs:
            Required Financial Aid Set-aside
            Debt Service increases
            E&G Space Support / Utilities for new facility openings

        Faculty & Staff Merit Pool based on 3% of total E&G Salaries

        Faculty Promotion/Tenure + Staff Equity Pool

        New Faculty & associated benefits not paid by state
           FY 2009 Budget Planning
 Modeling the impact of new Admissions’ criteria on tuition
  revenue is a challenge.
    Planning for an enrollment loss from FY 2008 base
     budget requirements of <0.5%>

    Summer is our trailing semester & has steadily declined.
     Will this trend continue?
       Elasticity of demand - as tuition & fee rates continue
        to increase, students seek alternatives to adding a
        course in the summer.
FY 2009 Revenue Requirements
 Funding Item                  Est. Increment Required

 Financial Aid Set-aside              $1,760,430
 Debt Service                            112,759
 Utility Costs (replace fee)           2,259,300
 E&G Space Support                       787,334
 3% Merit Package                      3,170,000
 Faculty Promotion                       250,000
 Staff Equity Pool                        200,000
 New Faculty, Staff, M&O               1,500,000
 Benefits                                540,000
FY 2009 Revenue Requirements
Total Required                 $10,579,823
 Prior Year Unallocated Base       <979,823>

Net Required                       9,600,000

Base SCH for FY 2009                640,000

Proposed Designated Tuition Rate    $ 116 / SCH
 FY 2010 Funding Requirements
Strategic Issues:
 Enrollment – 1 year after change in Admissions’ standards?
  Increase? Flat?
 New Faculty – additional T/TT needed to become a premier research
  intensive university
 New Staff – to support workload & enrollment growth
 M&O Increases – to support faculty & staffing increases
 Utility/New Facilities
 Other Strategic Requirements
 Amount of new State Appropriation – FY10 is the first year of the new
     Revenues at the state level available?
         How much formula funding will be available and will the increase to UTSA
          be consistent with past years and commensurate with facility additions and
          enrollment growth?
     Other issues at the legislative level?
         Overall state revenue – special item funding sustained for Research
          Development, TRB’s, etc.
FY 2010 Funding Requirements
Planning Assumptions:
 UTSA will obtain the same level of appropriation
  increase in FY 2010 as in FY 2008.
 Enrollment will regain the loss anticipated in 08-09
  from enhanced student recruitment and CC
 Mix of paying Graduate students and
  Undergraduate students will be consistent.
Strategic Issue:
UTSA’s Reliance on Non Tenure Track Faculty
UTSA’s Reliance on Non Tenure Track Faculty

A major resource issue attributed to insufficient funding – our
reliance on non-tenure track faculty is too high if we want to
achieve premier research status, improve quality and meet
accreditation standards.
                  UTSA SFR & Faculty Counts
 Fall Semester       SFR         # Faculty / % Incr    FTE Students / % Incr
 2006 (FY07)         23.16       1,197       4.6%       21,473          4.7%
 2005 (FY06)         22.76       1,144      4.1%        20,501          4.8%
 2004 (FY05)         24.65       1,099      13.4%       19,565          6.8%
 2003 (FY04)         22.43         969       2.9%       18,316          14.5%
 2002 (FY03)         23.59         942        NAV       16,002          NAV

                         Overall Increase in Total # of Faculty = 27.1%
 Only 556 are
T/TT (46.4%) a
net increase of
                           Overall Increase in FTE Students = 34.2%
7 Faculty over

                   Source: CB8 Report & UTSA Fact Book – All data is as of Fall
   FY 2010 Recommended Designated
            Tuition Increase

 Assuming state funding levels consistent with FY
  2008, $128 / SCH will generate $8.32M to fund:
      Financial Aid                                   $1,541,622
      3% Merit                                         3,450,000
      Faculty Promotions                                 250,000
      New Faculty (40-45?)                             3,000,000
      Strategic Initiatives                               78,378
       (add to State Appropriations for other needs)
                Total Academic Cost
            Full Time 15 SCH per Semester Student

                       FY 08          FY 09           FY 10
                      Fall 2007   Est Fall 2008   Est Fall 2009
  Statutory Tuition        $750            $750           $750
Designated Tuition        1,515           1,740          1,920
  Mandatory Fees          1,073           1,140          1,167
 Avg Course Fees            283             283            283
Total Academic Cost      $3,621          $3,913         $4,120
     % Change                            8.06%           5.29%
      Amount                               $292           $207
                               Fall Tuition & Mandatory Fees Fall 2009
                          Proposed2007       Fall 2008 % Chg                     % Chg

Statutory Tuition                   $750.00      $750.00              $750.00
Designated Tuition                  1,515.00     1,740.00   15%       1,920.00   10%
Automated Services                   300.00       300.00               300.00
Student Services                     184.80       184.80               184.80
Medical Services                      25.85        28.40    9.9%        31.20    9.9%
University Center                     52.80       120.00    127%       120.00
Library Resources                    210.00       210.00               210.00
University Publications                5.00         5.00                 5.00
International Education                2.00         2.00                 2.00
Recreation Center                    120.00       120.00               120.00
ID Card                                3.00         3.00                 3.00
Record Processing                     10.00        10.00                10.00
Athletic Fee                         120.00       132.00    10%        156.00    18%
TEAM Ctr Support                       5.00         5.00                 5.00
Energy Fee                            35.00         0.00    -100%        0.00
Transportation Fee                     0.00        20.00    NEW         20.00
Average Course Fees                  283.00       283.40    0.14%      283.40
TOTAL                              3,621.45     3,913.40    8.1%    $4,120.40    5.3%
                            Average for a Full Time = 15 SCH per Semester Student