Jindal to sign bill for higher fees Jindal to sign bill for higher fees the associated press June 05, 2013 Comments Gov. Bobby Jindal will allow Louisiana’s public colleges to raise new fees on their students, charges that will produce an estimated $18 million annually for campuses. Jindal spokesman Sean Lansing said the governor won’t veto House Bill 671, sponsored by state Rep. Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge. Foil’s bill allows the state’s university systems to assess a new $48 per semester fee for building maintenance. It also authorizes the charge of a new $2,500 per semester fee for students in LSU’s digital media graduate program and new fees for LSU dental students. The Legislative Fiscal Office said the building fee would generate $4.7 million for the LSU System each year, $7.2 million for the University of Louisiana System, $700,000 for the Southern University System and $4.9 million for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. The other fees will drum up smaller amounts for the individual LSU campuses.