Wayne State University

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Mandatory fees for things students don't use

Date Posted: October 29, 2009
It is a misallocation of resources and a breach of freedom to take each student's money beyond tuition, and then spend it on goods and services that the student does not value. Furthermore, there is a danger of spending a student's money to support causes that they oppose.

The value of the school's extra services and facilities should be be realized by the amount of resources students are willing to spend on each rather than some "representative" council, or even worse based on the ideas of the beaurocratic administration.

Please fight for the elimination or reduction of mandatory payments beyond tuition, on behalf of those of us who can't afford paying for things that we aren't using.

Submitted by Nicholas S.
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Anonymous | Posted: October 30, 2009 | Reply

Good point, for example, I don't see any reason that there is a $25/semester ($75/year) fee for the fitness center. I attend WSU for its education, NOT to get in shape! As an institution of higher learning, the only thing that should be mandatory that I pay for is the tuition. If one would like to use the fitness center (which I do on occasion) then they can sign up to become a member, or pay a fee per use. A $25 fee per semester should not be blindly applied to every studentís tuition.

Benjamin F. | Posted: November 7, 2009 | Reply

The only reason you guys complain about things like the Rec fee is because it shows up in your bill directly. The student center is a service that a lot of students don't use, but everyone pays for, and it's taken out of tuition and state funding one way or another.

Anonymous | Posted: November 20, 2009 | Reply

Newsflash, college costs money! Complaining about every fee isnt going to do anything. Every school charges fees one way or another, if they didnt they would be bankrupt by now

Anonymous | Posted: January 23, 2010 | Reply

Publicize annual financial reports and make them widely accessible over the internet so that students can see where their money is going and a detailed report on why the money is needed and how much money will be needed in the near future (explained from a student's perspective, i.e. things students will face, not administration)

Damian T. | Posted: January 28, 2010 | Reply

I do not see anything wrong with charing every student $25 dollars for the recreation center. If you already paid for it you should use it. I feel alot less students would sign up for the fitness center and use it if it wasn't for that fee that is taken out either you like it or not. If its already taken out you should use the facility and get into shape or stay in shape!

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