SGA winds down

The Student Government Association is drawing closer to voting on the proposed student fee to fund improvements to the Campus Recreation Center in the A. D. Albright Health Center.

On Monday, SGA had the first reading of the resolution that proposes a tiered fee for students, beginning in the fall 2011 semester.

The University Improvements Committee, headed by Michele Forlenza, has been working since the start of the fall 2010 semester to get funding to improve the CRC.

The proposed resolution suggests charging undergraduate, graduate and law school students a $5 per-credit-hour fee, capped at 12 credit hours, for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The fee will increase to $10 during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Once the construction bond — what the university will use to pay for construction costs — is paid off, the fee will stop.

At that time, SGA will need to revisit the student fee because the CRC will lose its operational funding.

SGA will vote on the resolution next week.

After that, it must pass through the Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents for approval.

All student fees must also be approved by the Council on Postsecondary Education, which sets tuition and student fee caps for all Kentucky colleges and universities.

Story by Cassie Stone