The Tuition and Fee Advisory Task Force agreed on a graduate school tuition increase and postponed a decision on a controversial nighttime parking fee Thursday.
The task force dedicated nearly an hour of its meeting to brainstorming different techniques to fairly apply a night parking cost to students, faculty and staff. The cost would be a mandatory $10.40 fee for each student or an optional $227 yearlong permit.
At its last meeting, the task force clarified that no in-state tuition increases would be needed next year. Out-of-state tuition is set to increase by 12.3 percent.
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Jim Dean decided to allow Student Body President Christy Lambden and Graduate and Professional Student Federation President Kiran Bhardwaj extra time to determine what their consensus was on the nighttime parking fee before he reported to Chancellor Carol Folt.
The task force came to agreement that the parking and transportation system needs to be closely investigated in order to correctly assess the actual costs of night parking.