Student Feesfiscal year 2019 recommended allocations
*With anydiscrepancieson numbers, please refer to the funding bill that was sent out over this PowerPoint.
Good news is that, if this recommendation is accepted, the student services fee will only go up 1%.
Increases from FY08 to FY18 – overall increase of 73.6% forALLrequiredfeesThese fees have gone up a similar amount at our fellow Regentsinstitutions – WSU isn’t uniqueStudent Services Fee Historical Overview:From FY15 FY16:1.5%increaseFrom FY16 FY17:2.1%increaseFrom FY17 FY18:difficult to find as switch from per credit hour to headcount occurredFrom FY18 FY19:if recommendations are accepted, would be a 1.0%increaseIn order to fund the entirety of the FY19 requests, this fee would have be raised by 5.1%
Difference between student fees andeof–student fees
4.1Line item appropriations of student fees shall be divided into twogroups:4.1.1The first group shall be the "Automatic Appropriations" which are also referred to as the "Fixed Line Items.“22.214.171.124These funds will be allocated in a specific dollar amount for distribution to each of the specified lineitems.126.96.36.199The line items contained in this group do not come under the appropriation authority of the Senate. The level of appropriation shall be determined bytheStudent Fees Committee with the approval of the President of theUniversity.188.8.131.52The only line items contained in this group are: (1) Rhatigan Student Center; (2) Sunflower; (3) Educational Opportunity Fund; (4) Student Affairs; (5) Campus Recreation; (6) Student GovernmentAssociation;184.108.40.206.1Rhatigan Student Center contains: Rhatigan Student Center operations, RSC Repair and Replacement Reserve, RSC Buildings Improvement Fund, and RSC Remodeling Project DebtService.220.127.116.11.2Sunflower contains Sunflower Operations and Sunflower EquipmentReserve.18.104.22.168.3Educational Opportunity Fund contains International Scholarship Fund – Study Abroad and International ScholarshipFund.22.214.171.124.4Student Affairs contains: Student Involvement, Student Health, Child Development Center, Counseling and Testing Center – Prevention Services, Student Conduct and Community Standards, and Student Affairs Restricted Use Salaries andPrograms.126.96.36.199.5Campus Recreation contains: Operating Account, Capital Equipment Reserve – Traditional Funding, Capital Equipment Reserve – HVAC Replacement, Sports Clubs, and WSU RowingTeam.188.8.131.52.6Student Government Association contains: SGA Office Expenditures, SGA Allocations, SGA Individual Allocations, SGA Collegiate Readership Program, and SGA StudentAdvocate.184.108.40.206In order for any line item to be added or subtracted from this group, atwothirds(2/3) majority consent of the Senate and a simple majority consent of the Student Fees Committee must be obtained. The President of the University retains the power of veto on theseactions.4.1.2The second group shall be the "Non-Automatic Appropriations," which are also referred to as the "Non-Fixed Line Items.“220.127.116.11These funds will be allocated in a specific dollar amount for distribution to each of the specified lineitems.18.104.22.168The line items contained in this group come under the appropriation authority of the Association.
Difference between student fees andeof– EOF
4.1The Educational Opportunity Fund shall be utilized to give financial assistance to the University students to facilitate or expedite their academic pursuits at theUniversity.4.2The Educational Opportunity Fund shall not be used to replace existing University support for financial aid and studentservices.4.3The Educational Opportunity Fund Committee shall limit funding to those departments, organizations, agencies, or programs that concur with one or more of the followingguidelines:4.3.1Academic scholarships and fellowships for both graduate and undergraduatestudents.4.3.2Need-based grants, including awards to students with special expenses such as childcare or groups of students who have been historically underrepresented in highereducation.4.3.3Salaries or grants for students participating in public and community serviceprograms.4.3.4Salaries for students employed in campus student services programs, such as tutoring, day care and peer counseling.4.4Any program or activity which is not in compliance with the Constitution, Bylaws, Statutes, and/or Resolutions of the Association shall not be eligible to receive thefunds.4.5The Educational Opportunity Fund shall be utilized solely for students enrolled at the University.
recommended the same amount inFY19 as received in FY18
Educational Opportunity Fund:Cultural Ambassador Program: $10,000Debate: $20,000Disability Support Services: $11,500HALA Scholarship Award for Community Service: $15,000Historically Underrepresented Student Grants: $50,000Multicultural Student Mentoring Program: $25,000Student Support Services Program: $14,000Coop. Ed – Project for Teacher Education Majors: $23,523International Scholarship Fund: $20,000
recommended the same amount inFY19 as received in FY18 (continued)
RhatiganStudent Center:RhatiganStudent Center Operations: $2,486,000Sunflower:Sunflower Equipment Reserve: $5,000CSG Visiting Artist Lecture Series: $5,200Model UN: $20,000Shift Space Gallery: $67,067
recommended increases that wererequested from FY18 to FY19
Theseincreaseswere matches to what theFY19 requestwas.EducationalOpportunity Fund:Non-Traditional Student Scholarship: $25,000 (FY18: $20,000)International Scholarship Fund – Study Abroad: $10,000 (FY18: $5,000)Student Affairs – increases due to required salary/fringe benefit increases:Student Involvement: $983,505 (FY18: $969,246)Student Health: $943,505(FY18: $928,505)Child Development Center Assistant Teacher Program: $320,300 (FY18: $257,935)Counseling and Testing Center – Prevention Services: $198,307 (FY18:$190,070)Student Conduct and Community Standards: $108,105 (FY18: $86,055)Office of Diversity and Inclusion: $47,337 (FY18: $43,808)Student Affairs Initiatives: $200,000 (FY18: $167, 236)Absorbed the costs from Student Life (Line 29) and Office of Disability Services (Line 30) in FY18 totaling $48,485
recommended increases that wererequested from FY18 to FY19 (continued)
RhatiganStudent Center:RSC Repair and Replacement Reserve: $102,000 (FY18: $0, FY17: $102,000)RSC Building Improvements Fund: $51,000 (FY18: $0, FY17: $51,000)RSC Remodeling Project Debt Service: $2,365,750 (FY18:$2,363,000)Student Government Association – overall decrease in recommendations by 8.17%:SGA Office Expenditures: $186,007 (FY18:$158,697)SGA Individual Allocations: $60,000 (FY18: $20,000)SGA Organizational and Individual Allocations (FY18 total of $50,000) were combined into one request for FY19SGA Student Advocate: $12,200 (FY18: $10,000)
recommended decreases that wererequested from FY18 to FY19
These decreases were matches to what theFY19 requestwas. Ex. If they received $100 in FY18 but requested $50 in FY19, they received $50.Educational Opportunity Fund:Coop. Ed. – Pando Initiative (Communities in Schools): $14,563 (FY18: $16,509)Coop. Ed – Partnership with Non-Profit Organizations: $0 (FY18: $16,509)Intercollegiate Athletic Association:Building Excellence Campaign – Phase 1 (Eck Stadium): $0 (FY18: $165,000)Student Government Association:SGA Collegiate Readership Program: $0 (FY18: $62,500)Coop-Ed. – Dine Dress Interview (Program Services): $0 (FY18: $8,000)
recommended decreases from fy19budget request
Graduate student scholarship program
FY18 Allocation: $7,000FY19 Request: $10,000FY19 Recommended Allocation: $8,500Reasoning: The committee believed that this scholarship program should receive an increase, but not to the extent that was requested. The committee recommended a 21.4% increase versus the requested 42.9% increase.
McNair graduate student scholarship
FY18 Allocation: $6,000FY19 Request: $9,000FY19 Recommended Allocation: $6,000Reasoning: The committee believedthat thescholarshipcouldsuccessfully operateon the budget that was allocated to them in FY18.
Prevention services program
FY18 Allocation: $70,000FY19 Request: $75,000FY19 Recommended Allocation: $70,000Reasoning: The committee believed that the program could operate on the budget that was allocated to them in FY18.
Sunflower – sunflower operations
FY18 Allocation: $100,000FY19 Request: $153,000FY19 Recommended Allocation: $50,000Reasoning:Thecommittee believed thatThe Sunflowershould be held accountable to sell ads and not rely so heavily upon student fees. There have been many years whereThe Sunflowerhas told the Student Fees Committee that they will do better with ad-selling, but this year, the ad sales did not show the effort was being putforward.The committee also noted the high reserves thatThe Sunflowerhas. The reserves are 112.3% higher than the FY19 budget request at $177,400 after this fiscal year.Inall cases of the committee believing the organization should put forward more effort and skills into fundraising, ad sales, etc., the committee recommended a 50% cut from the FY18allocation.TheSunflowerbudgeted to sell $60,000 in ads for FY18 and have now only reached just below $20,000. At this pace, ad sales will reach between $30,000 and $40,000. With the $100,000 from student fees and the ad sales as such, student fees are paying for a large majority ofThe Sunflower. If ad sales reach $30,000, student fees will provide 76.9% of its funding; if ad sales reach $40,000, student fees will provide 71.4% of itsfunding.Afterlooking at the other Regents institutions, it was found that this number was high in comparison. At the University of Kansas, student fees fund about 20% of the paper; at KSU, 54%; at Pittsburg State, 51%; at Emporia State, 81%, which is currently being looked at as being too high.
Campus recreation – operating account
FY18 Allocation: $742,151FY19 Request: $742,151FY19 Recommended Allocation: $739,513Reasoning: The committee believed that there is a large enough amount in reserves that can make up for the lack of $3,000 recommended.
Campus recreation – capital equipment reserve
FY18 Allocation: $25,000FY19 Request: $25,000FY19 Recommended Allocation: $20,000Reasoning: Money for capital equipment expenditures can be taken out of the previous account or from this account. The committee believed that, due to this, this account did not need to be fullyfunded to the amount that was requested.
Campus recreation – sports clubs
FY18 Allocation: $37,000FY19 Request: $37,000FY19 Recommended Allocation: $30,000Reasoning: The committee believed that there is a large enough amount in reserves that can make up for the lack of $7,000 recommended. The reserves are 67% of what was requested.
Campus recreation –wsurowing team
FY18 Allocation: $236,186FY19 Request: $239,999FY19 Recommended Allocation: $237,899Reasoning: The committee believed that the WSU Crew team could succeed for the upcoming fiscal year without receiving its full increase. The recommendation was still an increase of 0.7% versus the requested increase of 1.6%.
FY18 Allocation: $15,000FY19 Request: $14,250FY19 Recommended Allocation: $7,500Reasoning:Thecommittee believed that the College of Engineering should provide financial support to this organization, as all of the student members are within the College ofEngineering.Theorganization also did not compete during this fiscal year due to restructuring, and the committee believed that they should use funds from the prior fiscal year to compete in the upcoming fiscalyear.Thecommittee also understands that this organization shall be held accountable to fundraise in order to succeed without sole reliance on studentfees.Inall cases of the committee believing the organization should put forward more effort and skills into fundraising, ad sales, etc., the committee recommended a 50% cut from the FY18 allocation.
FY18 Allocation: $66,066FY19 Request: $70,000FY19 Recommended Allocation: $33,033Reasoning:Thecommittee believed that the College of Engineering should provide financial support to this organization, as all, but two, of the student members are within the College ofEngineering.Thecommittee also understands that this organization shall be held accountable to fundraise in order to succeed without sole reliance on studentfees.Inall cases of the committee believing the organization should put forward more effort and skills into fundraising, ad sales, etc., the committee recommended a 50% cut from the FY18 allocation.
FY18 Allocation: $2,000FY19 Request: $3,710FY19 Recommended Allocation: $0Reasoning:Thecommittee believed that the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences should provide financial support to this organization, as all of the student members are within the College of Liberal Arts andSciences.Inaddition, to be part of the organization, one must be in pursuit of receiving a Masters of Fine Arts in English. On their website, it states that Mikrokosmos is “the literary journal of Wichita State’s MFA program”.Thecommittee did not believe that something that did not allow for all students to be part of it should be funded through studentfees.Thecommittee did encourage the organization to apply to be a Registered Student Organization, as this way, they could request up to $2,000 in organizational funding through the process that SGA participates in with the Budget and Finance Committee. This was suggested to this group in years past, but has not yet been explored by the group.
College of fine arts programming
FY18 Allocation: $35,000FY19 Request: $45,000FY19 Recommended Allocation: $40,000Reasoning: The committee believed that, after understanding how much money was allocated and spent for FY18, this line could succeed without its full increase to its FY19 request. The recommendation was still an increase of 14% versus the requested increase of 28%.
ICAA –eckstadium turf replacement
FY18 Allocation: $0FY19 Request: $165,000FY19 Recommended Allocation: $0Reasoning: After the Eck Stadium Phase 1 payment was completed in FY18, the committee believed that the Athletics Department should not request the same amount for a new item. The committee believed that students deserve some recompense for paying the $165,000 over the past several years and should not have to continue paying $165,000 to athletics for a new use.
Graduate student association
FY18 Allocation: $0FY19 Request: $10,818FY19 Recommended Allocation: $0Reasoning: Per the Legislative Journal, those who are registered student organizations cannot receive funding through this student fees process. Dr. Teri Hall has stated that through the Student Affairs Initiative fund, she will allocate funds to this group for their startup.
FY18 Allocation: $0FY19 Request: $20,000FY19 Recommended Allocation: $0Reasoning:Thecommittee believed that student fees should not fund programs that can only be partaken in by specificstudents.Studentfees should go to fund programs that all students can participatein. Thisline would have funded programs for the graduate school that would only be meant for graduate students to partakein.Thisalso started a bigger conversation about program fees, which President Hungate will be working to help with. Graduate students pay program fees to their college of origin (ex. Masters of Science in Engineering would pay $50 per credit hour to the College ofEngineering). Noneof this money goes back to the graduateschool;many in the committeebelieved it should.
Cash Sweeps (used to balance budget): Student Government Association - $5,000Total FY19 Budget Requests: $10,019,197In order to fund all requests, the Student Services fee would have had to be raisedby 5.1%TotalFY19 Committee Recommendations: $9,637,314 (after cash sweeps)In order to raise $9,637,314, the Student Services fee must go up by 1%.