Academic fees may be approved and implemented if they meet one of the criteria for charges.
(1) Criteria for State-Supported Courses - Fees may be charged sufficient to:
1. Cover costs related to the use of a facility that is required for a specific course or course experiences but is not a part of the university's facilities.
2. Cover costs for materials to produce a product or project that become the property of the student.
3. Cover costs for materials required for a specific course or course activity that cannot be reused.
4. Cover costs for materials required for a specific course or course requirements that can be provided for students at a lower costs to students through volume purchasing.
5. Cover costs for transportation for students on field trips required for a specific course or specific course experiences.
(2) Criteria for Self-Support Courses - Fees may be charged sufficient to promote and deliver the course, to contribute to unit overhead, and to meet other programmatic goals of the self-support unit.
(3) Criteria for Delivery of Self-Support Programs - Program fees may be charged sufficient to cover the direct cost of the program, including the following: (1) to cover the costs of promotion and delivery, (2) to contribute to the overhead of the unit, (3) to contribute to the contingency fund of the unit, (4) to build a fund to develop new programs, and (5) to meet the other programmatic goals of the unit.
(4) Criteria for Service Fees, Self-Support Functions - Service fees may be charged sufficient to cover the direct and indirect costs to the unit providing the service.
(5) Criteria for Fees as Penalties - Penalty fees may be charged sufficient to discourage unwanted behaviors that do not comply with the university policy and defray the costs that result from such behaviors.