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Questions tagged [fees]

Questions concerning monetary costs associated with higher education, publishing, or other academic activities, specifically those not formally considered [tuition] or not related to standard research [funding] mechanisms.

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fee structure for school management system software [closed]

i am developing school management software which has many modules, one of them is Student Fees. please share some fee structure so i could add a best of them in my software. off course i can build ...
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Bench fees: typical procedure and rates for visiting students?

Over the summer I visited a research station at a different university to collect data for my PhD work. I received an invoice (nearly two months after the fact) for bench fees related to my stay in ...
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Professor charging class cash for magazine [duplicate]

I'm in a writing comp class and my professor is charging the class each a cash fee for a New Yorker magazine which is part of the required classwork. Is this allowed and is it considered ethical, ...
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Would using an application fee waiver affect my admission result in a negative way?

I am applying to an Ivy League university in the US as an international student for a Ph.D. program. They have application fee waivers for students with financial hardship. Would using it (or even ...
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Who should cover conferences expenses for research work done in a lab a researcher just left for another lab?

It would be quite interesting to have others' experience and opinion on what guidelines are followed, and/or would make sense to follow regarding conference expenses for a researcher having recently ...
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Ethics of making students purchase lecture notes

I have a professor who has published his lecture notes in the form of a book. The only way to get access to his lecture notes is to purchase them from an off-campus bookstore. To me, this seems like a ...
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Would it be professional to ask my host to cover my dining and commuting expenses?

I'm a M.Sc student in europe who is collaborating with a prof on a research project. He works in an institute which is in a different city than mine. He has offered to cover my up and down weekely ...
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Is there something like withdrawal charges?

I have served as a reviewer for allied academies and decided to submit an article myself, but couldn't find any info regarding APCs. After some months I was told that my article is accepted and I have ...
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Received a mail from a collections agency

This is slightly long so please bear with me. This is for a friend and I'll be writing from his perspective. I am an international graduate student at the University A. In 2016 when I was receiving ...
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Splitting conference expenses between authors

Suppose I submit a paper with a co-author to an expensive computer science conference, and we agree to split the expenses between us. How can it be done, from a bureaucratic perspective? Suppose it ...
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Article got accepted into PRL — do I pay the costs?

Last week we got an article accepted into PRL (Physical Review Letters). As is standard, they afterwards sent out an email saying To help defray editorial and production expenses, APS, a not-for-...
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Student requesting to cover/reduce Mandatory Overlength Page Charge for IEEE Transaction

I along with my previous Professor had submitted a journal article to an IEEE Transaction. It got accepted now while I no longer work with him. Our accepted article has a page length 15 and the ...
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Tuition fees vs enrolment fees?

What is the difference between tuition fees and enrolment fees? The University I'm planning to apply for MA studies, requires Non-EU students to pay 1500 euros per semester for tuition and 150 euros ...
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Conference registration fees by sketchy means?

Most conferences have registration fees that can be paid online. However, some conferences (such as IBIMA) don't offer Web-based payment processing and instead require that fees be paid by (a) wire ...
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Earnings generated by open-access papers vs. paywalled papers

Is there any research/study/survey that tried to compare the earnings generated by open-access papers (researchers/institutions pay when publishing) vs. paywalled papers (researchers/institutions pay ...
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Why did journal subscription prices increase by 25% between 2013 and 2017? (vs. 5% for US inflation)

I read on https://journals.ebsco.com/products-services/explore-content : Why did journal subscription prices increase by 25% between 2013 and 2017? That's much more than the US inflation (~5.1% ...
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What does “Remuneration: Expenses” mean in an internship description?

While reading an internship description it mentions Remuneration:Expenses with 3 months duration. What is the interpretation of this? Does it mean if I get accepted I won't get paid? In general, is it ...
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Why are academics expected to pay out of their pockets for society memberships?

I had a discussion with a colleague about paying to become a member out of our own pockets. His argument is that we have to support a society if we care about it. I don't understand the argument. The ...
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What options does an international PhD student in UK have to fund his PhD? [closed]

I am in the final year of my PhD and have some dues to clear. Unfortunately, I don't have enough funds to pay my fees. What options do I have, being an international student, to obtain financial ...
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Paid publish fees two years late, can journal reject my paper?

I submitted a paper to a journal. They finally accepted it and asked me to pay a fee. However, due to my economic condition, I was not able to pay the fee. After 2 years, I finally payed the fee, but ...
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Open access publisher statistics? [closed]

Are there rankings and circulation* statistics for publishers who publish open-access books? Specifically, I would like to know which open-access publishers have the greatest what could be called "...
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What is the benefit of 'voluntary page charges'?

There are quite a few journals which ask for voluntary page charges. Some may do for the whole journal and most for the first couple of pages. Take IEEE Transactions on Forensics and Security for ...
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Is it possible/acceptable to ask for wear & tear travel expense reimbursement? [closed]

An example: I've been using some suitcase, mostly (but not only) for traveling to conferences. Gradually, the wheels have wore out, and in my last trip I was walking over some gravelly road for a ...
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What could be incentives for publishers to waive fees for reusing figures?

I'm in charge to obtain permissions to reuse figures from previous publications for our future work. Our publisher is a STM-signatory so for most journals there is little problem as their publisher ...
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How much does it cost to make a MOOC universally accessible, as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990?

Is there any research/study/survey that tried to quantify the cost of making a MOOC universally accessible, as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (mirror)? I am aware that the ...
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Ethics for trip reimbursement from multiple parties

When doing e.g. a seminar talk, it is customary for the hosting institution to pay for the speaker's trip. If it is just an isolated trip to a point A, life is simple; so far, so good. However, I ...
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How much do I charge to edit a reference list? [closed]

An ESL speaker (a family friend of sorts) wants me to edit their reference list for a PhD (approx. 11,000 words). They want me to charge them by the word - they read somewhere that £10/£11 per 1000 ...
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Publication charges are not sent to the right address?

I am disappointed that I can not get an answer about a submitted article for publication in a journal. I receved the acceptation for final publication, then I paid the publication fees by Western ...
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Publication fee for reply to comment?

I have recently published an article in a "renowned" open access journal which cost us 2000 USD. I say 'renowned' - not to brag, but to highlight that the journal is not the kind of new age OA journal ...
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Include a mistake that cost extra when asking for reimbursement after faculty interview?

I was interviewing for a faculty position in a large city. When I was done I took a taxi to the airport... the wrong airport! I ended up taking another taxi to the correct airport and catching my ...
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Buying Internet hosting from an academic institution [closed]

Back in the nineties, before hosted servers were readily available, some Internet companies like Yahoo and Google got started in universities, using the institution's servers and Internet bandwidth, ...
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Why aren't there submission fees for submitting papers to conferences?

Current scenario (A): Submit a paper for free. No matter the quality of the paper, submit anyway. What have you to lose? If your work is accepted, pay to actually confirm the acceptance of your ...
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Why are most scientific articles locked behind a paywall?

Can someone give me a legitimate, convincing argument as to why scientific papers should be locked behind subscriptions and paywalls? That unless you happen to be on a campus, you can't get view a ...
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PostDoc relocation Expenses [duplicate]

I have recently accepted a postdoctoral position at a reputed institute in the UK. I am an oversees applicant, who will soon be moving to the UK to take on this role. During the interview, I did not ...
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Can I use the same PhD application for consecutive years without paying extra fees?

I am applying this year for a PhD program in US schools. My chances to get accepted will be higher next year, but I don't want to miss the chance of getting accepted this year. should I wait for the ...
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Applying from a different country: can the application be dismissed because of interview expenses?

I am applying for jobs currently, mostly tenure-track jobs, in mathematics. I am currently living in Europe, but I will apply to many jobs in the US and Canada. If I recall correctly, when a candidate ...
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Asking the other professor (as other paper's co-author) to cover the conference expenses

I've just prepared a paper in cooperation with my own supervisor, in addition to the other faculty member at our department. Recently, my supervisor has just declared that he can not cover the ...
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PhD interview - travel arrangement

I'm sorry if this is a wrong place to ask this question but I hoped to hear from others who travelled long distance for an interview. Finally after countless applications I was invited for an ...
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Is it ok to show up to a conference without registering if I don't eat any meals?

I'm planning to attend a prestigious conference in computer science. The registration fees are very high (~150$ per day). I'm presenting as well, but on a co-located event directly after the main ...
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I'm not comfortable with paying for a practicum that involves doing work for a company, that also pays the school. How to handle this?

My department has the undergraduates and the graduate students do a practicum. The department tries to get a corporate "sponsor," who pays the department to solve a problem, like an Operations ...
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Is research prize from Italy taxable in the UK for a non-domicile resident? [closed]

I feel it's a complicated wording question. I am an international student studying in the UK as a PhD student. I received a research prize from an Italian academic society for training purposes (I am ...
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Should I pay up the rest of my tuition? [closed]

I'm from a third world country sponsored by my government to study in Canada. I messed up my last year and my full scholarship was revoked, so I had to repeat a whole year with my own money. You won't ...
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Publication fee paid, but no response from editor

I submitted a paper to a journal, which was accepted for publishing. I made the payment and signed the copyright form. I enquired the state of the transaction of the bank and the amount was credited ...
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Are there any known Universities that refuse to pay for paywall access to academic journals?

Are there any known Universities that refuse to pay for paywall access (for moral, intellectual, inability to pay, or other reasons) to academic journal articles?
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Why don't researchers request payment for refereeing?

One of the most criticized aspects of the current publishing scheme, is that academics do pretty much all the work for free and publishers get the money. Why don't people just charge a fee when ...
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Methodology for estimating costs of a master’s program before seeking official approval for the program [closed]

Do you happen to know any methodology for estimating the cost of a master’s program at university level before proposing and asking for approval of that program and cost by the state or the university ...
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Cost-sharing for survey research

I've heard that in some social science departments, simple survey-based "experiments" are done by distributing a survey packet to some population (e.g., students in an intro psych course). This ...
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Can a person register a conference using someone else's credit card and still get IEEE membership discount?

I am in a situation where my paper is accepted in IEEE conference and only one of the author is IEEE member. For IEEE members, there is some concession in the registration fee. Can that co-author ...
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How to interpret quality of computer science journals that charge publication fees?

I usually publish my research work at conferences in the field of Computer Science, I do not have so many papers and the question that I am doing here it might sound foolish for some (or maybe a lot) ...
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How would the UK leaving the EU affect academia and PhD admission?

Will all European applicants count as ‘international students’ then? Are there any proposals on this yet? I am finishing my BA in two years and was considering applying to the UK, but am worried now ...