Plan would cost $4 more in fees, school says
By Bob Okon firstname.lastname@example.org July 11, 2013 12:06PM
Updated: August 10, 2013 6:37AM
The Joliet Junior College board could vote in August on a proposed $4 hike in capital assessment fees charged to students, a college spokeswoman said.
The fee hike has been proposed for funding a $45 million capital plan that includes a new multipurpose building on the main campus and expansion of the Romeoville campus.
The $4 fee hike would be added to the current $17 per credit hour fee now assessed to students for capital improvements for the college, said spokeswoman Kelly Rohder. She said the $45 million bond issue would be funded with the fee.
The JJC board is scheduled to review the $45 million bond issue at a public hearing on July 30 and likely would vote on the matter at that meeting, Rohder said.
The hike in the capital assessment fee would be considered later, probably at an Aug. 13 meeting, she said.
JJC had included a new multipurpose building in its 2008 master plan but did not fund it then. The Romeoville expansion would serve a student population that has expanded by 45 percent on that campus from 2002 to 2012, Rohder said.
“One thing that is a number one priority at the college right now is an expansion and renovation of our Romeoville campus,” she said.