The Portland State University Board of Trustees voted unanimously at its quarterly meeting Thursday to reduce or refund three types of student fees.
With the university closing most campus operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the board approved the following:
- Full refund of the student building fee ($37)
- Full refund of the recreation center fee ($44)
- Reduction by $20 of the incidental fee as recommended by the Student Fee Committee
Students will receive a credit to their student account for the reduction in fees. Student Financial Services will process credits as soon as possible. First tuition and fee payments were due April 6; however, students who missed that deadline will not be charged a late fee.
While the university has transitioned to a fully remote learning environment for the term, some critical support services remain accessible. Services that remain open include the Center for Student Health & Counseling (SHAC), the Disability Resources Center, and Diversity and Multicultural Student Services.
Fall tuition decision postponed
Board members agreed to postpone setting tuition and fee rates for the 2020-2021 academic year, citing the uncertainty about COVID-19's effect on university operations, student enrollment and the budget beyond the spring term.