Proposed Revisions to 940.26 - Equipment fee; Montana University System


Board policy:


1.   Each student enrolled in the regular instructional program (including summer session) at a unit campus of the Montana University System may be assessed a per semester credit hour equipment fee consistent with the number of credits assessed for registration and incidental fees.  The amount of the fee must be approved by the Board of Regents as part of the annual inventory of fees for each unit campus.


2.   The equipment fee shall be deposited in a separate Plant Fund account and may be expended in accordance with the following procedures.




1.   Expenditures shall be made for the purchase or lease of equipment which will provide a primary benefit to the educational program including library and other related capital acquisitions.  Expenditures may be made for the purchase, lease, or maintenance of equipment.


2.   The A president or chancellor of a unit may authorize expenditures from such funds up to $10,000.


3.   Expenditures between $10,000 and $25,000 may be authorized by the unit president or chancellor with the approval of the Commissioner of Higher Education.


4.   Expenditures over $25,000 shall be approved by the Board of Regents.


5.   Commitments for bonding or lease/purchase agreements must be approved by the Board of Regents.


6.   A report on the proceeds, expenditures, and pledged commitments of the equipment fee shall be submitted annually to the Commissioner of Higher Education.





Item 71-002/7002-R0691, Equipment fee, Montana University System and Vocational Technical System, June 21, 1991, as revised March 28, 1996.