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THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM ACTING PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

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Posted on July 13, 2012

From: Acting President Geraldine M. Jones
To: All students, faculty, staff, alumni and University friendsPortrait of Acting Cal U President Geraldine M. Jones.

I’d like to share some good news with our students and their families: The annual fees paid by full-time undergraduate students at Cal U will decrease in the upcoming academic year.

Specifically:

  • The Student Association Inc. (SAI) fee has been reduced by $40, a savings of 8 percent.
  • The parking fee for Tier 1 and Tier 2 lots will be $100 less, a 30 percent reduction.
  • The Student Leadership fee has been eliminated, saving an additional $74.

A number of other fees will remain at 2011-2012 rates. They include fees for academic support, the Herron Recreation and Fitness Center, transportation, student center operations and maintenance, and University services.

The only increases are in the academic support fee ($18 increase) and the technology fee ($10 increase).

Let’s do the math: For a student who chooses to drive to campus and park in a Tier 2 campus lot, the overall decrease in fees totals $186 for the academic year.

As you know, tuition at all PASSHE universities, including Cal U, will increase by $188 ($94 per semester) for the upcoming academic year. However, the decrease in fees means that Cal U students will pay just $1 more per semester in academic year 2012-2013 than they did last year.

I hope that students and their families will take these figures into account as they plan for the fall semester. Cal U is working hard to control costs, and a Cal U education remains an excellent value for students who are seeking high-quality academic programs and a memorable college experience.

More than nine out of 10 Cal U students receive some form of financial aid to help pay their college expenses. Staff members in the Office of Financial Aid are available to assist students and their families. If you have questions, please call the office at 724- 938-4415, e-mail finaid@calu.edu or stop by the office on the first floor of Dixon Hall. No appointment is necessary. Additional information, including key dates and deadlines, is available online at http://www.calu.edu/current-students/financial-aid/.

Signature of Acting President Geraldine Jones.

Meet Acting President Geraldine M. Jones