Slippery Rock University recently announced that it would freeze six fees for the upcoming 2016-17 academic school year.
Rita Abent, executive director of University Communication and Public Affairs, said the fees that were frozen, included fees for traditional housing, parking, health services, the student center, student recreation and student life enhancement.
“When you freeze fees, it means they will not increase,” Abent said.
Abent said the way that this benefits students is obvious in that they will not have to pay more for these services in 2016-17.
“Any savings in the total cost of education is a great thing for students,” Abent said.
Abent said that the school can only change fees for things it controls, whereas some costs, like tuition and the technology fee, are controlled by the Board of Governors and that some fees are tied to enrollment.
“The University annually reviews the cost of the service for which a fee is designated and works diligently to keep costs down so that fees can remain as low as possible.” Abent said.