Broward College Proposes Modification to Some Laboratory Fees

New fees to take effect in August 2023.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (November 3, 2022) – Broward College has announced proposed changes to some of its laboratory fees. The changes include increases  or reductions to some existing lab fees, the addition of lab fees to some courses and removing fees from others.

Florida Statute 1009.23(12) (a) grants authority to the Florida College System institutional board of trustees to establish laboratory fees. These fees “shall not exceed the cost of services provided and shall only be charged to persons receiving the service.” In compliance with the state statute, Broward College created a specific institutional policy that governs the creation, review, and adjustment of laboratory fees (BC Policy 6.14). The review process includes an analysis of the paid enrollment for the course(s) and the actual allowable expenditures related to the course(s).

The recommendation for the modifications follows an extensive review of the fees already in place by the College. New and increased laboratory fees will be used to purchase items and equipment related to the student learning outcomes and the appropriate course(s) objectives. The fees may also be used to support part-time personnel who work in the laboratories and support students enrolled in the classes.

The proposal will be presented to the Broward College Board of Trustees on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at the L.A. Lee YMCA / Mizell Community Center, 1409 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, at 1 p.m. If approved, the new fee structure will take effect in the next academic year, beginning in August 2023.

Details of the fee structure being put forward to the Board is available here.

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