Part 4 Subpart 4-5 Tuition and Fees

Sec. 4-501. Role of the Board in Establishing Tuition, Fees and Other Charges.

The authority to establish tuition, fees and other charges imposed by the University is vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Michigan in the Board. The Board, upon recommendation of the President, shall set and determine:

  1. General tuition, except that the President is hereby delegated authority to set and determine tuition rates (within parameters periodically approved by the Board of Trustees) for the programs and courses periodically offered (i) at temporary, off-campus sites, or (ii) on a pre-negotiated basis to sponsored groups (cohorts), in either case by the University Center for Extended Learning and/or by Ferris State University - Grand Rapids, which tuition rates may differ from the tuition otherwise set and determined by the Board of Trustees for the University;
  2. Room and board charges for University housing;
  3. Special fees, if any, for the construction, improvement, maintenance and use of new or improved facilities for fostering of athletic, dramatics, social centers, residence halls, music and similar activities in conjunction with the debt financing for said projects;
  4. Special fees, if any, for student access to the services, treatment, and benefits offered by the Birkam Health Center.

Statutory References:

MCL 390.821 et seq. (1953 PA 55, as amended by 1959 PA 214 and 1987 PA 160)

1953 PA 55 relates, inter alia, to the acquisition, purchase, construction and financing of residence halls, housing units and social centers at Ferris.

1959 PA 214 relates, inter alia, to the acquisition, purchase, construction and finance of health residences and facilities, and facilities for athletics, dramatics, music and other similar activities.

1987 PA 157 and 1987 PA 160 and 1987 PA 162 relate, inter alia, to the change of name from Ferris State College to Ferris State University.

Prior Board Action:

July 14, 2000.

Sec. 4-502. Authority Granted to the President.

The President is authorized to impose other fees and charges in order to defray the cost of operation of the activities for which the fees and charges are being imposed.

Sec. 4-503. Responsibility of the President to Advise the Board.

The President shall advise the Board of the nature and amount of all fees and charges imposed by the President pursuant to Sec. 4-502 within thirty (30) days after they are imposed; provided, however, that charges need not be detailed where there are numerous items or charges involved and a current price or fee list is maintained at the place where the goods are sold, service rendered or fee imposed.

Sec. 4-504. Special Tuition Arrangements.

The President is hereby authorized to enter into special tuition arrangements as follows:

  1. For all Canadian students first admitted to the University for periods beginning with the Fall 2001 semester who are seeking either two-year or four-year degrees at Ferris State University, through approved programs not specifically exempted from this rate by the President, as shown below:
    1. Resident Tuition Rate. The resident tuition rate is applicable to Canadian students who are transferring from Canadian two-year technical colleges that have formal articulation agreements with FSU. Students must meet Ferris' transfer admission criteria as well as program-specific entrance requirements.
    2. 150% Tuition Rate. The 150% tuition rate is applicable to undergraduate Canadian students entering two- and four-year programs, except for exempted programs.
  2. Effective beginning the Summer 2004 semester, for all students enrolled full-time in the Intensive English Program the tuition rate shall be 150% of the resident tuition rate until the student matriculates into an academic program.


Business Policy Letter, BPL 03:12, Student Fee Policy

Prior Board Action:

May 17, 1991.

October, 1998.

May 5, 2000.

February 17, 2001.

May 7, 2004.

Entire Subpart 4-5 included in October 19, 2001 Codification, Phase I.

Entire Subpart 4-5 included in October 22, 2004 Codification, Phase II.