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Report 93-11: Student Fees and Fee Policy at the California Maritime Academy: A Report to the Governor and Legislature in Response to Supplemental Report Language of the 1992 Budget Act

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

June 1993

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Through Supplemental Report Language of the 1992 Budget Act, the California Legislature directed the California Postsecondary Education Commission to review the student fee levels of the California Maritime Academy and comparable institutions throughout the country and recommend an appropriate fee level for the Academy as well as comment on the merits of continuing a policy of having the Academy's fees comparable to those of the California State University.

In this report, the Commission responds to that request. After describing characteristics of the Academy and comparing its fees to those of the State University and other state maritime academies, the Commission offers these recommendations on pages 8-9:

. . . the Commission recommends that the fee policy for students attending the California Maritime Academy be based on a percentage of the average cost of instruction and that the percentage used be aligned with that set for the California State University. Non-resident tuition policies should also conform to those established for the State University.

. . . the Commission recommends that the Academy review its policies concerning the cost of its training exercise and adopt a training fee policy that is appropriate to that cost.

The Commission also recommends that any fee increase at the Academy be offset with sufficient financial aid funding to insure access to students unable to afford the cost of attendance.
It recommends that the Legislature ask the Academy to report on the adequacy of its existing financial aid programs, including the State-funded CMA Grant Program, to fund all financially needy students, and - if student fees are increased under any of the proposals mentioned above - how much additional funding would be required to fund the program fully.

The Commission adopted this report at its meeting on June 28, 1993, on recommendation of its Fiscal Policy and Analysis Committee. Additional information about the California Maritime Academy may be obtained from the Academy at Post Office Box 1392, Vallejo, California 94590; telephone (707) 648-4200.

Related Topics: Fees, Tuition, Costs and Financial Aid

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