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 $30.4 million, including $21.4 million to university colleges and central IT organizations, and $9 million to fully or partially fund 231 approved instructional technology proposals.

Update on the 2015-2016 Award Cycle

For award cycle 2015‐2016, the Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee distributed approximately $4.495 million in technology fee revenues. Of this amount, $1.5 million was awarded to the colleges and another $1.5 million was awarded to the university’s central IT organizations. The remaining $1.495 million was awarded to 42 proposals for instructional technology‐enhancing projects. Winning proposals can be viewed here: 2015-2016 Proposal Funding Awards.

Proposal Award Schedule 2016-2017

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Issuance of email invitation to submit proposals for 2016-2017 Student Technology Fee projects

Friday, December 9, 2016, 5 p.m.
Deadline for submitting completed proposals, including description, budget and any supporting documents

Friday, March 31, 2017
Deadline for voting members (Three student leaders, two faculty members and one senior staff member) of Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee to decide which proposals to recommend for funding

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Meeting of the Information Technology Governance Council during which funding approval will be requested for projects selected by the Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee

Friday, April 14, 2017
Completion of cash transfers for approved projects

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