Student Technology Fee

Each year, the Student Technology Fee funds millions of dollars’ worth of instructional technology at Florida State University. The Tech Fee—assessed from tuition each semester—strategically divides funds among university colleges, central IT organizations and instructional technology proposals. These proposals give departments an opportunity to secure funding for innovative and critical technology projects that may not be possible otherwise. To date, the Student Tech Fee has distributed $34.54 million, including $24.2 million to university colleges and central IT organizations, and $10.34 million to fully or partially fund 284 approved instructional technology proposals.

Call for 2017-2018 Project Submissions

The Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee is inviting proposals for projects that will enhance instructional technology during the 2017-2018 awards cycle. Proposals may be submitted by academic and non-academic departments, and proposals that were submitted but not funded during previous award cycles may be resubmitted.

All proposals must be submitted to tmorgan@fsu.edu by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017.

Proposal Instructions

Proposal Award Schedule 2017-2018

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Issuance of email invitation to submit proposals for 2017-2018 Student Tech Fee projects

Friday, December 8, 2017, 5 p.m.
Deadline for submitting completed proposals

Friday, March 30, 2018
Deadline for voting members of Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee to complete evaluation and scoring of proposals

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee presents proposal award recommendations to Information Technology Governance Council for funding approval

Friday, April 13, 2018
Completion of cash transfers to departments sponsoring approved projects

2016-2017 Award Cycle

For award cycle 2016‐2017, the Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee distributed approximately $4.185 million in technology fee revenues. Of this amount, $1.4 million was awarded to the colleges and another $1.4 million was awarded to the university’s central IT organizations. The remaining $1.385 million was awarded to 53 proposals for instructional technology‐enhancing projects. Winning proposals can be viewed here: 2016-2017 Proposal Funding Awards.


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