Student Activity Services & Program Fee
Student Activity Services and Program Fee, also known as the “Student Activity Fee.”
The Student Activity Services and Program Fee was implemented to provide multiple services and programs to the students outside of the classroom.
When it was established: In 1995, the University administration made a decision to bundle various Student Affairs-related fees into one fee Student Activity Services and Program Fee.
FUNDING & DISTRIBUTION
The Vice President for Student Development is responsible for oversight and distribution of funds generated by the Student Activity Fee. The fee funds multiple Programs and Services for students. Fifty percent of the funding is given back directly to students; USGA and the Department of Programming decide on how part of these funds will be used. The other fifty percent funds departments housed in the Division of Student Development including the Wellness Center, Recreation Sports, Student Leadership Development, Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs and other departments such as Off-Campus Student Life, Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, and Student Activities and Greek Affairs.
Q: Who is charged the fee and how much?
A: The fee is charged to all undergraduate and graduate students whose programs are based at the Lake Shore campuses and who can take advantage of the services. The fee is driven by the number of credit hours and the program the student is enrolled in.
Q: Is there a difference in the distribution of funds of the fee that Graduate students pay?
A: Yes, part of the graduate student’s fee goes directly to the respective graduate school to support of different activities.
Q: Is there a fee during the summer?
A: Yes. Only undergraduate students are charged the fee during the summer. It provides students with free access to services at the Wellness Center and Halas Sport Center during the summer session which they are enrolled.
Q: Do other universities charge Student Activity Services and Program Fee? Is there a fee during the summer?
A: Different Universities have different fee structures. Many universities’ have multiple fees vs. one bundled fee. The most common include : Health Fees, Recreational fees, USGA fees, Athletics Fees.