Student Technology Fee

Each year, the Student Technology Fee funds millions of dollars 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 $47.0 million, including $32.6 million to university colleges and central IT organizations and $14.4 million to fully or partially fund 451 instructional technology proposals.

Call for 2020-2021 Project Submissions

The Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee is inviting proposals for projects that will enhance instructional technology during the 2020-2021 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.

Proposal Instructions

Proposal Evaluation and Award Schedule 2020-2021

Deadline for submitting proposals
January 29, 2021 at 5PM ET

Proposals reviewed and voted on by the Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee
February 8, 2021 – April 9, 2021

Recommended proposals are reviewed by the Technology Architecture Committee to ensure compliance with FSU IT and procurement standards
April 12-30, 2021

Recommended proposals are reviewed by the IT Governance Council
May 3, 2021 – June 4, 2021

IT Governance Council votes on final funding approvals
June 8, 2021

Student Technology Fee funds are distributed for approved proposals
June 9-19, 2021

Submission Deadline

The published submission deadline of 5PM ET January 29, 2021, is firm. Late submissions will not be accepted.

2019-2020 Award Cycle

For award cycle 2019‐2020, the Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee distributed approximately $4.161 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 $1.361 million was awarded to 57 proposals for instructional technology‐enhancing projects. Winning proposals can be viewed here: 2019-2020 Proposal Funding Awards.

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