New Wall Street Journal Fee Information.
As you register for spring semester 2015, you will see a change in the course fee requirements for business courses. College of Business students will no longer be charged a $125 laptop fee. Instead, you will see a $25 Wall Street Journal fee associated with each business course in levels 100-499.
Does this affect me? You will see the $25 course fee called “Wall Street Journal Fee” when registering for any undergraduate business course (100-499 levels). When you enroll in any undergraduate business course you will only be charged the $25 Wall Street Journal fee once per semester, not per business course. This fee will automatically apply to your tuition & fees when you register for business classes.
When will the fee change? The fee will change immediately and you will see it as you begin registering for spring 2015 courses.
Am I charged $25 for each business course I enroll in each semester? No, students enrolled in any business course will only be charged the $25 Wall Street Journal fee once per semester, not per business course. This fee will automatically be applied to your tuition & fees when you register for business classes.
What technology services will go away? No technology services will actually go away. ITS provides a full Service Desk to support all technology on campus. The change will be the cost associated with a few premium level services that in the past COB students did not get charged for at the ITS Service Desk. These premium level services are Microsoft Office software and Microsoft Operating system installations on student’s laptops. The services will still be available and are listed on the ITS website with the costs located at: http://www.mnsu.edu/its/help/er.html
Regular ITS services and support office hours are the same as the SLA defined to all students on campus located at http://www.mnsu.edu/its/help/
What type of laptop/technology should I eventually purchase to be most successful as a business student? Guidelines for technology are listed online: http://cob.mnsu.edu/notebook/
Why is the WSJ education program valuable to me? Why is it better than purchasing WSJ every day? The College of Business has been in partnership with the Wall Street Journal since 2004. It is a premier program offered to you through your education here and MNSU College of Business is the only college in Minnesota to offer it. You will have full access to WSJ resources 24/7. Our WSJ program is fully integrated into our academic programs and commitment to student professional development.
What will I receive with the Wall Street Journal fee? You will continue to receive full access to WSJ resources online. It is a credible source that College of Business instructors find useful for resource projects and coursework.
Here is a small list of resources offered by Wall Street Journal:
- Target-specific content (i.e. finance, technology, business): http://online.wsj.com/home-page
- Economic calendar, news, indicators, Federal Reserve, & forecasting: http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-economy.html
- International news and markets: http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-global-world.html
- Market data to track markets, funds & institutions: http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-financial-markets-stock.html
- “How-to” guides on from Small Business to Health: http://online.wsj.com/public/page/guides.html?mod=WSJ_footer
- Career specific content, such as interviews with CEOs, job market coverage, and practical advice: http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-career-jobs.html
Any questions about the fee change should be referred to MH150, 507-389-2742. For any technology assistance, University ITS will continue to be your first stop: http://www.mnsu.edu/its/help/servicedesk/.