Student Health Fees

Resolution Number: 
State and Legislative Issues

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has long opposed mandatory student fees;

Whereas, Good health is a vital prerequisite to student success, but on-campus health services are experiencing a fiscal crisis; and

Whereas, There is a current legislative proposal to eliminate the health fee waiver for low-income students;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage the development of a long-term plant provide state-funded, on-campus health center coverage to California community college students that matches that presently provided to California State University and University of California students; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support a short-term solution to the fiscal crisis in health service funding provided that: the elimination of any existing fee waiver include a sunset date, no additional fees are imposed beyond the current maximum, unless students in each local district vote to self-impose any fee increase, the quality of student health services is restored and/or improved. MSCDisposition: CoFO, Board of Governors, Consultation Council, Chancellor

Status Report: 

Made such arguments in Consultation and at Board of Governors.