Whereas, Many students are eligible for fee waivers;
Whereas, The number of students eligible for fee waivers increases as fees increase; and
Whereas, A large bureaucracy is required to collect fees and to administer fee waivers;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges explore the net cost effect to the State of California and to the local districts of increasing student fees and, indeed, of having any student fees whatsoever.
The 06-07 committee met with Patrick Perry and Willard Hom on January 19 and learned that while it would be impossible to quantify the relationship of fees to enrollments, there exists strong evidence to suggest a correlation between education and success be coupled with affordable education.
The 07-08 committee recommends no further action. Combined effect of Perry data, Senate's existing fees paper and Prop 92 campaign has been effective in communicating value of low fees. Lowering fees at this point seems unlikely in the near future.