This post was written by Hatchet reporter Chris Hebdon
The student activity fee increase passed with support from 66 percent of voters, boosting the Student Association’s funding pool to $1.75 million over the next nine years.
Incoming students will pay up to $90 extra each year to fund the increase. About 16 percent of the student body voted in the referendum.
The student fee will become $3 per credit hour, up from $1.50 per credit hour, with a 50-cent match from GW.
About 1,174 students voted against the fee hike.
The Student Association doled out $945,000 in its allocations to student organizations this year, short of the $3.3 million requested by groups.
The last fee increase passed through a referendum in 2008, which raised the fee for five years.
Only incoming students will be charged the higher fees due to the University’s 10-semester fixed tuition rate policy.