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Student Affairs to part-time students: “No soup for you!”

Posted in Campus by Evan Lisull on 16 September 2009

SSF Soup Nazi

Today marks the kicking-off of Welfare Wednesday, the modern day version of panem et circenses. Before we get to the week’s Fun Fact, it’s worth pointing out the disclaimer that can be found on the advertisements for the “deal” (as well as online):

MUST BE A REGISTERED FULL TIME STUDENT;
CATCARD NECESSARY FOR PURCHASE.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE UA STUDENT AFFAIRS FEE.

This seems reasonable – full-time students pay the fee, so full-time students should get the fee. The only problem is that part-time students are forced to pay the entire SSF as well:

This fee is refundable if dropping to 0 units, in accordance with the regular University refund policy.

This can be confirmed by looking at the tuition rate chart, which shows that even students taking even 1 unit must pay the same $40 per semester charge that full-time students do. Yet Student Affairs has decided, for whatever reason, their money isn’t any good here.

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  1. Ben Kalafut said, on 16 September 2009 at 7:37 pm

    That’s essentially a “no grad students” policy. Grad students are almost never full-time students.

  2. Dave said, on 16 September 2009 at 11:23 pm

    I initially wrote a comment about Welfare Wednesday that quickly spiraled out of control into a bizarre story about a robot who becomes self-aware. That’s how angry Welfare Wednesday makes me!


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