SJR State District Board of Trustees meeting - May 15, 2024

Public Notice - Proposed Fee Changes

PALATKA, FL (April 1, 2024) – The District Board of Trustees of St. Johns River State College will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at the Orange Park Campus Thrasher Horne Center, Suites C and D. In addition to the regular agenda, which may include, but is not limited to, business affairs, personnel matters, facilities items and academic and student affairs, the District Board of Trustees will also consider changes in various laboratory and course fees and third attempt fees.

Florida Statute 1009.285 states “a student enrolled in the same undergraduate college-credit course more than twice shall pay tuition at 100 percent of the full cost of instruction.” The full cost of instruction is calculated by using the Florida College System average per credit hour cost based upon the annual cost analysis reports submitted by all 28 colleges in the system.

Document Name: Current fee New fee
Advanced and Professional Lower Level $248/per credit hour $259/credit hour
Advanced and Professional Upper Level $260/per credit hour $280/credit hour

Florida Statute 1009.23(12)(a) grants authority to Florida College System institutional boards of trustees to establish fees within a range allowed by state statute. These fees “shall not exceed the cost of services provided and shall only be charged to persons receiving the service.” To comply with this legislation, SJR State created a specific institutional policy and procedure that governs the creation, review, and adjustment of fees.

The proposed fees below are a result of the analysis of the anticipated enrollment and the annual expenditures for the course(s). The analysis of these expenditures includes a percentage allocation to the shared courses so that students are only obligated for the cost associated with their specific course(s). Fee adjustments typically occur due to revisions to curriculum and course(s) and/or changes in the cost of expenditures. All laboratory and course fees are used to purchase items that are specifically related to the student learning outcomes and objectives of the course(s).

Proposed fees, which include fee increases, decreases and new fees related to new course offerings, will be considered for the following courses beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year:

SJR State 2024-25 Fee Changes

The estimated economic impact on all affected persons cannot be determined. Copies of the proposed fees can be requested from the Business Office, St. Johns River State College, 5001 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, Florida. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in the noticed meeting should contact the College at the following address at least five days before the date of the scheduled meeting: , Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, 386-312-4074 or Persons with speech or hearing impairments should contact the College using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).