Proposed Student Health & Counseling Services Fee Adjustment Why is an adjustment for the Health Services Fee being proposed?
Student Health and Counseling Services will be in a deficit (costs greater than revenues collected) at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year.
SHCS is a self-supporting entity with its primary source of revenue being the Student Health Services Fee (not part of tuition).
Students last voted in 2005 to increase the health fee with annual incremental increases through 2009. The last fee increase was in 2009, and although students voted to adjust the fee annually starting in 2009 according to the consumer medical price index, students were never assessed the fee because SHCS continued to use reserve funds to cover costs.
The medical price index has averaged a 2-3% increase each year since 2009.
The health fee has not increased from $75.00 since 2009.
The current fee is below the CSU average of $273 per year at only $225 per year.
Per the SHCS website, failure to increase the fee now would impact services available, resulting in a substantial reduction of critical servicesto students, including mental health care.
The proposed adjustment would be effective Spring 2018.
Continuing to index the fee moving forward annually with small incremental adjustments, as needed per the increasing cost of healthcare in the future, would not require additional consultation.
How Can I Make My Opinion Heard?
Please complete the feedback form here by January 26, 2018.
Contact your ASI student representatives.
Attend the next ASI Board of Directors meeting
Email the SHCS at email@example.com and let them know what you think.
Attend the open forums in the health center conference room as follows:
January 9, 2018 4pm – 5pm
January 17, 2018 1pm – 2pm
January 25, 2018 12pm – 1pm
You can find more information about the proposed SHCS fee increase by clicking here to visit the Student Health and Counseling Services website for more detailed information.