Let's examine some side issues:
- Students for fall who have already registered and paid will need to be re-billed. This not only takes physical supplies, but manpower time as well. What is the income increase for fall once this has been done? (The EJ is aware this is a one time scenario, but would like to think it was taken into consideration).
- This is now out of the President's bag of scary maneuvers. To paraphrase, "Costs are up, subsidy is down, tuition is frozen." Tuition is no longer frozen, costs are (to say the least, in question), and subsidy values have been stated.
- Classes go through purge cycles. These purges are often done based upon a simple yes/no as to has the student paid for the course. What's going to happen to students who have paid, but owe that $12 more because of a re-billing? Are they going to be booted from a course and potentially lose their slot in the class over $12?
- What is this new income going to go towards in the budget? If you recall from earlier, the budget team was asked to create a worst case scenario in which the school might operate and was still $205,000 in the positive. (This didn't include any raises or bonus whatsoever). This money is essentially unbudgeted income since they team would not have accounted for a tuition increase. New Lexus anyone?