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At Monday, October 5, 2009’s USGA meeting, students were informed that a Pay-to-Print program will be started on campus in the near future.

What this means is that students will be charged the following at printers around campus (the Marvin K. Peterson Library, Buckman Hall, and Dodds Hall). This will help cover costs for excess paper used and parts.

8 cents per black and white print/copy
50 cents per color print/copy
4 cents per duplex

Annoyed and angry? Or do you think this is a good idea?

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4 Responses to “Pay-to-Print”

  1. Ryan Freitas on October 6th, 2009 9:26 am

    BULLSHIT! I thought our tuition doesn’t just pay for the classes we take but also everything else her at the University as well. What is the reasoning behind this new fee we will be charged and what good will come out of it? Why is the University trying to make money off of us (7 cents per sheet???) Is this constitutional? lol
    I can ask questions all day. But between the c-store charging $6 dollars for a package of Oreo’s and each individual credit here costing $900 dollars, 7 cents is a very steep price to pay for one sheet of paper.

  2. Ryan Freitas on October 6th, 2009 9:37 am

    General Student Fee -$610

    The general fee provides a partial contribution supporting essential
    infrastructure, facilities and institutional services necessary to promote student learning. This fee covers access to infirmary and counseling services and it supports student government and club activities. In addition, this fee supports technology infrastructure initiatives including, but not limited to, networks, electronic information resources, computer laboratories and smart technology classrooms. This fee also covers facility enhancements and other administrative services such as providing academic transcripts. The general fee is charged for each session in which a student enrolls.

    If you want more information on the breakdown of the fees here at the University of New Haven, click below.

  3. Carole McFaddan on October 6th, 2009 9:57 am

    This is utterly ridiculous. Not only is it true what Ryan has stated before me, by have the administrators not considered what this will do to our student body? Yes, this will make for a potentially greener environment around campus, but excuse me, our tuition cost have been rising substantially to pay for building and facilities that most students will never get to experience! (Let us consider the fact that construction around this campus has been going on here long before our classes were freshman, thus many has been paying for tuition hikes and have never reaped a benefit) Also, the faculty receive the luxury of free printing both at their office and in the library, due to our tuition that pays for their salaries and supplies, why shouldn’t our tuition cover this one supply for us as stated in our general fee above? Should the University be allowed to change what they use our money for mid-semester without our permission? NO.

    Are they considering all the students that do not have personal facilities, such as their own computer or printer and rely on the library, because in coming to this school they were told about how their tuition covers this amenity? NO the school is not considering this!

    Should we let them take on more thing away from us while exploiting us for our money? NO.

  4. Gabriela Sacchi on October 6th, 2009 10:21 am

    As an E-Board member of the UNH Green Team, conducting a more sustainable environment is essential for this campus. Yes, putting a price tag will cut down on the paper usage. Yes, it will save some trees. And yes, it will create revenue for the University. Maybe it will be utilized to pay off our construction debts. Who knows?

    However, paying eight cents per sheet printed out at the library is going about it the wrong way.

    Instead of paying per sheet, we can conserve paper by creating a quota that all students should follow on a monthly basis. If he/she exceeds that amount then they should be charged a fee for overdrafting. It will force the student body to be more responsible with their paper consumption and will utlimately make a greener environment. It will save trees and money. That’s two greens that we all want an abundance of.

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