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Castro: Student fee increase talks get longer timeline

Consideration for a plan that would increase student fees at Fresno State by hundreds of dollars for “student success programs” and athletics — costs that could have taken effect as early as the fall 2014 semester — has been delayed. ...

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Letter from the president: Student fee increase discussion delayed

A letter from Fresno State President Joseph Castro to the editor: As you may have heard, there is discussion about a possible future IRA (Instructionally Related Activites) student fee increase dedicated to improving student success and a possible fee increase ...

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Fresno State student athletics fees 3rd lowest in WAC

Fresno State is the only school in the Western Athletic Conference to charge students for football games, and some students think they’re getting a bad deal.

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IRA disbursement governed by rules

Every Fresno State student pays an Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) fee as part of his or her registration costs.

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IRA Committee: Faculty and Staff Profiles: Betsy Hays

All it took was a single phone call, and Betsy Hays found herself a member of the Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Advisory Board.

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IRA Committee: Faculty and Staff Profiles: John Waayers

With the economy so bad these days, being conservative is the way to think, according to John Waayers, the university’s budget officer in Academic Affairs.

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IRA Committee: Faculty and Staff Profiles: James Walton

Currently one-sixth of the board that divvies up Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) funds at Fresno State, Walton’s experience as a record-setting college athlete gives him an appreciation for students trying to improve their educations.

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What you get for the money

The Collegian broke down student fees as part of its in-depth series on the Instructionally Related Activity fee and how it is spent. This interactive presentation shows what students' fees paid for in the 2008-2009 academic year.

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Instructionally Related Activities fee overview

One year ago, Fresno State students voted on a fee referendum that would significantly hike Instructionally Related Activity (IRA) fees. Students answered with 65 percent rejecting the proposal.

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Where the money goes

The typical student now pays $62 every semester into one fund. This fee is listed among the other costs of getting an education under three simple letters — IRA.

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Students’ IRA fees climbed over last 10 years

In fewer than 10 years, total registration fees at Fresno State have more than doubled.

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IRA Committee: Student Profiles: Mathew Todd

Even at the age of 6, Mathew Todd understood the meaning of saving.

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IRA Committee: Student Profiles: Lauren Johnson

As ASI’s vice president of finance, Johnson, a business accounting major, manages a budget of more than $700,000 and sits on ASI’s finance committee.

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IRA Committee: Student Profiles: Graham Wahlberg

As the current Associated Students, Inc. (ASI president, Graham Wahlberg carries his fair share of responsibilities, one of which is chairing the Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Advisory Board.

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‘It’s a difficult decision’

The 2007-2008 school year was a tumultuous one for University President John D. Welty.

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Welty approves $52 fee increase

Students will see a $52 hike in their student fees next fall, now that university President John D. Welty has signed the new Instructionally Related Activity (IRA) Fee.

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Around the room

On Tuesday, the Campus Fee Advisory Committee made their recommendation to President John D. Welty: a $52 increase, with $20 going toward the IRA fee and $32 going toward athletics, down from the original $70 increase the student body voted on several weeks ago.

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Fee committee recommends $52 increase

Students lined up as much as three or four deep to express their opinions to the Campus Fee Advisory Committee about the possible $70 increase to student fees during an hour-long open forum discussion Wednesday.

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