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Technical Report: Activity and Service Fee Use Varies Among State Universities and Community Colleges, Report No. 06-43, May 2006
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As a companion to Report No. 06-42, Student Activity and Service Fees Are Spent to Benefit the Entire Student Body, this technical report provides detailed information about activity and service (A&S) fee distribution at Florida’s public universities and community colleges during school year 2004-05.  The report is based on information provided by each institution on the student organizations that received funding from A&S fee revenue during the 2002-03 through 2004-05 academic years.  One of the state’s community colleges—Okaloosa Community College—does not charge an A&S fee, and four community colleges do not track A&S fund distribution to student organizations at the institutional level.*    As the institutions reported somewhat different funding categories, we combined some categories to allow for comparisons among the institutions.  Also, as the number of student organizations receiving A&S funds ranged substantially among the institutions (varying from 4 student organizations to 244), we focused on the top 10 student organizations receiving A&S funds in each of the past three academic years.

*St. Petersburg College, Broward Community College, Edison College, and Florida Keys Community College reported not tracking A&S funds to student organizations at the institutional level.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Student Services and Counseling
Student Financial Assistance
Florida College System

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 06-42 Student Activity and Service Fees Are Spent to Benefit the Entire Student Body, published in May 2006.
  • Report No. 06-22 Community Colleges and Universities Have Academic Freedom Policies; Relatively Few Grievances Filed,  published in March 2006.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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