Friday, September 08, 2006

Security Deposit Fee Unfair to SJSU Students?

I was recently informed that the refund students will receive from last year's security deposit for living in Campus village will include a "processing fee" from the University.

It seems quite unfair that students should be charged to receive their own refunds from a deposit that was made with the understanding that they would get the money back at the end of their stay at Campus Village.

Besides, this is not only unfair for the students, it breeds distrust of the University in the long run and sends the message to students to live off-campus. If the University is hurting that badly for funds, it needs to start selling lemonade; that's no way to run a business.