UND, NDSU Leaders Say Fee Fixes Are In The Works After Recent State Audit

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University leaders pledged Monday to examine how student fees are managed, but said many issues raised in a recent state audit are already being addressed and some were overblown.

University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley outlined several steps his campus is taking in response to the audit, which found that the two research universities inappropriately spent student fee dollars in some cases.

Some of the steps UND is taking include improving documentation of travel expenses, reporting annually the cash balances in student fee funds and to review all course and program fees to identify areas for improvement, Kelley said.

North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani told a group of legislators that many concerns raised in the State Auditor’s Office performance audit on student fees dated back to 2007, and his new administration has made changes to improve accountability.

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