Business fee proposal approved by committee

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A College of Business Administration fee proposal of $15 per credit hour was approved by the Tuition and Fees Strategies Committee Thursday morning. The proposal was passed on a 9-1-0 vote, with Kurt Lockwood, senior in agricultural economics, as the dissenting voice.

The meeting was held in the place of Tuesday’s meeting, which was postponed due to inclement weather.

A fee proposal from K-State Libraries of $1 per credit hour was discussed. The fee proposal as written would apply to students on all K-State campuses, but could be rewritten to only apply to students attending the Manhattan campus.

An academic building support fee proposal was also discussed. The fee increase of $2.10 per credit hour would raise $1 million per year, which would be used to cover costs of construction for the new College of Business Administration building. Over 15 years, the fee would generate $15 million to pay back an internal K-State loan.

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Jason Tidd graduated from Kansas State University's Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2017. He was the spring 2017 editor-in-chief, fall 2016 news editor and spring 2016 assistant news editor. While at K-State, Jason played baritone in the Pride of Wildcat Land marching band.