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Tracking your money at BSG's Fee Forum

by Andy Hyman - TALON TV
Tue, Mar 7th 2017 05:00 pm
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MONEY MATTERS - BSG's Fee Forum explained how the college spends students' money, dividing it up into the different departments and resources.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay MONEY MATTERS - BSG's Fee Forum explained how the college spends students' money, dividing it up into the different departments and resources.

 

Where does your money go? That was the question being answered at the annual Brockport Student Government  Fee Forum on Friday, March 3. The forum gives the student body a more transparent look into where their money goes after they pay a bill. 

Representatives from various departments came to speak to students to show them how their semesterly bills affect the college. Departments such as campus recreation, student health, intercollegiate athletics, technology and parking services all broke down how the money is used and why a fee for the services is necessary.

BSG President Devin Bonner says that the fees are necessary because of how crucial the departments are in giving students the optimum college experience.

"I feel like college, when you pay tuition, when you pay  everything it's like, full access to an amusement park" Bonner said. "You buy that grand ticket, and if you don't ride the rides, you're getting nothing out of your ticket."

Some of the noteable fees include the technology fee (assessed in the amount of $14.75 per credit and $177 for full-time study) the athletic fee (assessed at the rate of $17.38 per credit and $208.50 for full-time study ) the student rec fee (assessed at the rate of $3.13 per credit and $37.50 per semester for full time study) , the transportation fee (assessed at $1.88 per credit and $22.50 for full-time study), and the mandatory campus health center fee (assessed at the rate of $13 per credit and $156 for full-time study.)

 As for the future of the forum, Bonner says that more can be done in reaching out to students so that they can better understand where their money goes. 

Ideas such as turning the forum into a multiple day event or more direct ways of connection are all possibilities for the future.

"Part of it is holding us accountable," Bonner said. "Having your voice heard means having a voice."

For more information on the fees and where your money goes to, you can go online to brockport.edu/support/student_accounts/bill-pay-refund/studentfees .

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