Council of Trustees approve fees for 2016-17

For immediate release: March 3, 2016

Bloomsburg University’s Council of Trustees approved the student fee schedule for 2016-17 during the March 2 quarterly meeting. Included is a new $300-per-semester Student Success Fee, which will provide the means to maintain or expand high-quality programs and services in the face of uncertain funding from the commonwealth.

The Trustees’ action will increase room and board fees, raising the cost of a traditional residence hall room by $188 per semester, apartment-style housing by $339 per semester, and the most common 14-meal plan with $200 Flex by $27 per semester. The Trustees also approved two new graduate-level certificate programs: the 18-credit Certificate of Management to be offered in Center City Philadelphia and Bloomsburg starting in fall 2016 and the 36-credit Certificate of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Technology, available as an optional track since 2008, also scheduled to begin this fall.

Also during the meeting:

  • Trustees approved a resolution commending BU President David Soltz and recommending extension of his contract by the State System.
  • Tom Fletcher, vice president of strategic enrollment and management and dean of extended programs, offered an overview of BU’s winter session. A total of 999 students, including 442 BU seniors and 288 BU juniors, earned 3,660 credits in courses offered online and in person.
  • Two retirees were honored for emeritus status: Barbara Wert, from the Department of Exceptionality Programs, faculty emeritus, and Richard Eye, Facility Services, non-instructional emeritus.