Idaho colleges and universities to look at ways to make some student fees optional

By: | April 26, 2021

The Idaho State Board of Education asked Idaho’s college and university presidents to study their student fee structures with the intent of potentially making some fees optional.

“We want to understand how an optional student fee structure can be developed to the benefit of students and if so, what would it mean for the institutions financially and how such a program would be implemented,” Board President Debbie Critchfield said.

Student fees cover institution costs in three areas: facilities, technology, and student activities.

The presidents will focus on student activity fees, which can pay for everything from student clubs, to marching bands, and daycare support for students who have young children.

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