Who Pays: Those students in distance education courses who need to rent equipment, such as an individual set of videotapes or DVDs, or a microscope for
biology, to take the course.
Amount: Specific courses and costs are listed below:
Distance Courses with Videotapes:
$132 Fee: $32 fee plus $100 deposit. This is an optional fee for students who want their own personal set of tapes for a distance course. Sets are also available at
all Outreach sites.
The deposit will be returned to the student when the set of videotapes is returned to the college. If some of the tapes are not returned, the college will deduct $10
per tape or DVD not returned from the deposit. If all of the tapes are not returned, the deposit is not returned.
Principles of Biology Microscope:
$110 Fee: $20 fee plus $90 deposit. This is a required fee for all who take Principles of Biology online.
The deposit will be returned to the student when the microscope is returned in a reasonable condition to the college. If the microscope is damaged, the cost for the
repair will be deducted from the deposit. If the microscope is not returned, the deposit is not returned.
Justification: This fee is for students who need this equipment at their home for a distance education course.
This fee would be in addition to the distance education course fee for Internet, Compressed Video, or Videotape. The non-refunded fee covers the costs for
licenses, replacement, repair, shipping and related costs. The deposit is “significant” in order to encourage the return of this equipment and to return it in
Fund: Miscellaneous Restricted (Videotapes)
Board of Trustees Approval Dates: 1/09/03; 1/12/06