News from the Hill June 27, 2008 | back to index
Due to the ever increasing energy cost and the adverse impact these costs have to the financial well being of Andover Newton Theological School, we are forced to implement a fuel surcharge effective July 1, 2008.
This fuel surcharge of $15 will be assessed in the fall and again in the spring semesters for all students. Because we know that most students have limited resources and any surcharge is a burden, we want you to know that this charge only represents a fraction of the increase in our costs.
We cannot control price increases, but we can control usage. A continuous effort on the part of the community must be undertaken to drive energy consumption down. We are pleased that the Board of Trustees has committed to reduce the School’s energy consumption by 20% in the next 4 years. This goal cannot be attained, however, unless we all pitch in. Thus, we ask for everyone’s help.
We are committed to eliminate this surcharge at the earliest possible time.
Thank you for your understanding.