(a) Each governing board may fix tuition and establish and set such other fees to be charged students at its community and technical college as it considers appropriate, subject to the provisions of this subsection and article ten of this chapter.
(1) The governing board, in consultation with the council, also may establish special fees for such purposes as, including, but not limited to, health services, student activities, student recreation, athletics or any other extracurricular purposes. The council shall determine which fees, if any, do not apply to the entire student population and to which students such fees do not apply. Such special fees may be used only for the purposes for which collected.
(2) A community and technical college may contract with any other state institution of higher education for the participation of its students in programs, activities or services of the other institution and for the use of such fees collected.
(b) All tuition and fee charges in the total aggregate shall comply with the terms of the institution's compact approved by the council, based on peer comparisons or cost of instruction as set forth in the goals for post-secondary education pursuant to section one-a, article one of this chapter.