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FIU raising athletic fee

FIU is raising the student athletic fee from $10 to $13.05 per student per semester.

Remember the controversy this caused at FAU when we raised ours?

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This is to pay the salary of Cristobal, etc…i think there was a post a while back that mentioned it, and how they would "pay" for the things he demanded prior to accepting the job…in addition to salary, the recruiting budget increase and and some other things…

Good ol' tax and spend…
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this is a result of FIU overextending themselves in expanding their football stadium... which is a dump

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LOL ;D The reasons given are to help pay off the bonds to be issued for Phase I of the new stadium, and to put close to $500,000 extra into overall marketing of the program on a yearly basis…We have over $5 million in the bank from athletics for budgetary results (overages) over the last several years. If there is something FIU Athletics is very strong, and Rick Mello was part of it, is at its economic situation, especially when compared to other schools. We haven't needed institutional support to balance the books since the creation of football.

Actually, I have read that prior to FIU's proposed increase in fees takes effect (which I'm not clear if it is a flat semester fee, or the per credit fee), FAU has the highest per credit athletic fees in the state university system. FIU will then have the state's highest after (if) the increase is approved in its current form…..
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One thing that we are all learning is that it takes money to build a program and that money has to come from somewhere….generally out of the pockets of the students.

On the flip side, students generally get free tickets to sporting events. Even though most don't use the tickets, they can think of the increase in fees as a type of required "payment" for the tickets.

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This caused some controversy at FAU when this happened. Some students threatened to boycott the football games to protest. After a while it quieted down.

One thing about college. Nothing ever stays the same. People graduate and new students arrive.

Regardless of the fee, it is still relatively inexpensive to go to college in Florida.

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hey guys…. anyone notice that at least FIU has the stadium to start with?

we have shit!

:-(

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