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 $42.8 million, including $29.8 million to university colleges and central IT organizations and $13.0 million to fully or partially fund 394 instructional technology proposals.

Call for 2019-2020 Project Submissions

The Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee is inviting proposals for projects that will enhance instructional technology during the 2019-2020 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 by 5PM on Friday, December 6, 2019.

Proposal Instructions

Proposal Award Schedule 2019-2020

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Issuance of email invitation to submit proposals for 2018-2019 Student Tech Fee projects

Friday, December 6, 2019, 5PM
Deadline for submitting completed proposals

Friday, March 27, 2020
Deadline for voting members of Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee to complete evaluation and scoring of proposals

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee presents proposal award recommendations to Information Technology Governance Council for funding approval

Friday, April 17, 2020
Initiation of cash transfers to departments sponsoring approved projects

2018-2019 Award Cycle

For award cycle 2018‐2019, the Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee distributed approximately $4.139 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 $1.339 million was awarded to 58 proposals for instructional technology‐enhancing projects. Winning proposals can be viewed here: 2018-2019 Proposal Funding Awards.

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