At the Student Government meeting in Student Success Center room 1203 on Nov. 5, Graduate senator Kevin Greer spoke on the fee review commission and the upcoming 2.9 percent raise of student fees.
“The chancellor challenged us to stay under [a] 3 percent fee increase; we’re ninth-lowest student fees out of anybody, tuition included, out of all Illinois state universities. We want to keep [tuition] affordable. So, for the annual year 2018-19 we changed the way in which we calculate mandatory student fees. Fees are now set per credit hour, which is different from, maybe, say, seniors being different from freshman as far as credit hours … So, the current general fee is $100.30 per credit hour, and now it’s going to be $103.20 [at a] 2.9 percent increase,” Greer said.
Adam Aldabe, organization relations officer for Student Government, announced two new organizations coming to campus and the name change of the Couture Models on campus.
“There are two new organizations: drone club — that’s with drones — and quiz bowl of SIUE, which is like a jeopardy team … There’s also a name change. There’s a modeling club called Couture Models and they have changed their name to Confident, Unique, Talented & Elegant,” Aldabe said.
On Tuesday, The Alestle will have the full breakdown of the SG meeting.