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Borgert 1Greg BorgertComp 150Nate BarronNovember 15, 2013Tuition Spending by CSUWith so much money going into universities around the nation, it’s common forone to wonder how all this money is spent. Well Colorado State University’s president,Tony Frank, explains in depth where the average in-state students’ tuition goes. Thetuition is split between academic, athletic, and maintenance fees. Now that we knowhow the tuition is spent, we can decide if it is spent in the way that best benefits thestudents.Tony Frank released a video at the beginning of this school year that fullyexplains how a student’s tuition is spent. He tells us that the average cost of attendingCSU for an in-state student is $9,223 per semester (Frank, Tony). 82% of this tuitiongoes toward academic uses, such as professor’s salaries, the advising staff, andfunding the library (Frank, Tony). 8% of the tuition goes towards student services andscholarships (Frank, Tony). Another 3% goes toward institutional support such as theadmissions office, and the marketing team (Frank, Tony). The final 6% goes towardoperations fees, including lights, greenery, and keeping the buildings up and running(Frank, Tony). The average CSU student also pays an average of $1,329 in fees on topof their tuition (Frank, Tony). 17% of these fees go toward the rec center, athletics,student government, and concerts for the student body (Frank, Tony). $40 per semestergoes toward computer labs around campus, and $15 per credit hour goes toward
Borgert 2renovations around campus (Frank, Tony). You can see from the breakdown of thetuition that there isn’t much extra money for CSU to use to make a profit. 100% of tuitiongoes toward something that will benefit the student.Another interesting thing to know about CSU is that all of their student fees arevoted into effect by their student body. In 2007 the student body voted to raise theirstudent fees to help pay for the renovation of the Lory Student Center (Brown, Shawn).The student fees all go under excessive scrutiny under three different review boardsbefore they are enacted. These boards are the University Facility Fee Advising Board,the University Technical Fee Review Board, and the Student Fee Review Board, whichis the final board to look at the fees before they are enacted (Frank, Tony). The fact thatthe fees are reviewed extensively essentially guarantees the fact that no unnecessaryfees will be passed onto students. Another way that CSU guarantees studentsatisfaction with fees is that the student body is who initiates fees, by voting for them,

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