LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) -- The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors has approved a plan which would allow students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to vote on a self-imposed fee in order to pay for the university's master plan.

If passed, the plan would institute a fee of $7.50 per credit hour up to a maximum of 15 credit hours. The fee is expected to generate an additional $2.7 million in funds for campus improvements.

Dr. E. Joseph Savoie says students will vote on October 8 and 9 during freshman fall elections.

The master plan will guide future improvements to both UL's academic and athletics campuses.

At a series of planning meetings on campus last year, certain unfinalized elements of the plan were presented, including new transit concepts which include a tram and a more reliable bus system. Bicycle paths would also be expanded under the plan.