Negotiate Student Fees for Students Researching Off-Campus
The Bredesen Center (Energy Science and Engineering) is a unique 3-5 year PhD program. Once students have completed their coursework (usually between the first and second year), many do their research and thesis work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The problem is that after we finish classes we continue to pay all student fees every fall, spring, and summer even though we are no longer on campus and no longer have an office on campus. We request university administrators to help us negotiate the student fees that we pay, either by waiver, opt in or opt out process, or reduction, benefiting the students. Additionally we request the university administrators to provide the information related to student fees and other fees that we pay.