At tonight’s Senate meeting, Appropriations Chair Anton Zietsman reported two important facts — first, that the Special Fee will be cheaper next year and second, that the spring quarter refund rate is down.
Details from Senator Zietsman on the FY2011 Special Fee:
The quarterly Special Fee for next year will be $112 per quarter per student, which is down from $119 per student.
And on the refund rate:
The refund rate has been increasing dramatically, and the expectation was for it to surpass 20% for spring quarter. [The Undergraduate Senate] passed a couple of resolutions to attempt to counteract that fact. […] Numbers are in for this quarter: the refund rate is down. Last quarter there were 1032 for a total of $115,000. This quarter there were 959 requests for a total of $99,000.