Mesa State Students Debate Whether To Increase Fees

Students at Mesa State College are debating whether to raise student fees to pay for a new student center.

According to Mesa State College President Tim Foster, the current center is 45 years old and was built at a time when the college only had about 2,000 students. Now with about 6,000 enrolled officials say it's time to improve the center and make it the heart of campus.

The new center would be attached to the existing facility and stand two stories high. College officials want to help fund the project by raising student fees by seven dollars over a time period.

The issue has been through the school's Fee Allocation Committee which voted 6 to 2 in favor of raising the fees. And the Student Senate has also debated the topic. The Associated Student Government has tabled any final decisions because they want to solicit more input from students.

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