Regents Policy 3104: PRINCIPLES UNDERLYING THE DETERMINATION OF FEES FOR STUDENTS OF PROFESSIONAL DEGREE
Approved March 15, 2007
Amended March 25, 2010 and July 18, 2012
1. The Regents approve professional school fees according
to such multi-year plans as the Provost requires for each program.
2. The Regents adopt the principle that different professional
programs in the same discipline at different campuses
may have fees set at different levels; and that in doing
so, The Regents confirm the commitment to maintaining
a single fee level for in-state undergraduate students
for all campuses across the system, a single fee level
for out-of-state undergraduate students for all campuses
across the system, a single fee level for in-state graduate
academic students for all campuses across the system,
and a single fee level for out-of-state graduate academic
students for all campuses across the system.
3. It is the policy of The Regents that State support
for professional schools should not decline, in the event
that professional differential fees increase.
Regents endorse the critical importance of campus plans
for targeted financial aid for students in professional
degree programs to assure access and to minimize financial
barriers to the pursuit of careers in public service;
The Regents charge the Provost
with ensuring that each campus complements its proposed
professional degree fee policies with such financial
aid measures, including scholarships and loan forgiveness;
and that the effectiveness of such programs be evaluated
5. The Regents charge the Provost with ensuring that the leadership of
each campus designs its proposed professional degree
fees in a manner that effectively advances the mission
and strategic academic plan of each program.
*Nothing in this policy constitutes a contract, an offer of a contract, or a promise that any fees ultimately authorized by The Regents will be limited by any term or provision of this policy. The Regents expressly reserves the right and option, in its absolute discretion, to establish fees at any level it deems appropriate based on a full consideration of the circumstances, and nothing in this policy shall be a basis for any party to rely on fees of a specified level or based on a specified formula.