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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG reduces summer session student activity fee

Sherin Samuel June 1, 2020
USG still operates during the summer with certain responsibilities, such as planning committees for orientation, presidential transitions and participating in the University Senate.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Students will receive refunds or credits, Stony Brook University says

Samantha Robinson March 24, 2020
Stony Brook University announced that students will receive refunds or credits for unused fees in an email sent out to students on March 23. 
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The official banner for The State University of New York (SUNY).PUBLIC DOMAIN

SUNY students petition for partial refunds

Claudia Motley March 18, 2020
Stony Brook University, which told students to move off-campus on March 17, will offer partial refunds.
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Graduate Student Employees Union members protest increased fees during Stony Brook Universitys Admitted Students Day on Saturday, April 6, at the main fountain outside of the administration building. This year graduate student fees will increase by about $100. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Raising fees on hard-working graduate students is wrong

Annu Daftuar April 7, 2019
The SUNY system has created fees as a way to raise tuition without the consent of democratically-elected legislators in Albany.
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Graduate Student Employees Union members protest increased fees during Stony Brook Universitys Admitted Students Day on Saturday, April 6, at the main fountain outside of the administration building. This year graduate student fees will increase by about $100. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Graduate students protest fee increase on Admitted Students Day

Gary Ghayrat April 7, 2019
Around half a dozen graduate teaching and research assistants stood at the fountain on Saturday, April 6 to voice their dissatisfaction with recent student fee increases.
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A chart on specific student fees per semester. The university is proposing to raise fees from $1,377.25 a semester to $1,503.90 in total.

SBU proposes increase in student fees for next year

Brianne Ledda and Melissa Azofeifa March 24, 2019
At an Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate meeting on Thursday, March 14, Dean of Students, Richard Gatteau, said the university is proposing to raise fees from $1,377.25 a semester to $1,503.90.
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The increased mandatory Comprehensive Fee for the 2018-19 academic year covers expenses in technology, transportation, recreational activities for students and more. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

SBU proposes Comprehensive Fee increases in response to rising costs

Gary Ghayrat April 8, 2018
Stony Brook University is proposing raising the mandatory Comprehensive Fee for the 2018-19 academic year to $1,027.50 per semester for full-time undergraduate students.
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University proposes Comprehensive Fee increase

University proposes Comprehensive Fee increase

Michaela Kilgallen March 10, 2016
When students log into Solar to pay for the Fall 2016 semester, the total will be slightly higher than it was this past academic year.
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SBU Athletics’ student-subsidized dream

Zach Rowe March 3, 2016
Stony Brook needs to focus on slower, consistent growth rather than exploiting student’s wallets in order to pursue athletic program’s dreams, no matter how outlandish.
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Increase in tuition changing the culture of the student body

Simran Gupta February 18, 2014
Stony Brook University, formerly praised as one of the most affordable gems in the crown of public universities, has slowly been losing its luster as tuition fees continue to increase. In the midst of an economic recession, Stony Brook has experienced a series of budgetary problems that have ravaged through the SUNY system like an epidemic.
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Student health fee increases to aid smoking cessation

Student health fee increases to aid smoking cessation

Kelly Zegers October 3, 2013
As the legislation that aimed to ban tobacco on New York State campuses by Jan. 1, 2014 was put on hold, the $1.50 increase fee per semester for the Student Health Services will still cover nicotine cessation products, counseling and workshops for student smokers in addition to other programs, according to Program Evaluator for the Center for Prevention and Outreach Ahmed Belazi.
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