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Student Technology Fee 2017-2018

Student Technology Fee: The process has started for submitting Student Technology Fee Funding Proposals for Academic Year 2017-2018. The links below includes background information on the Student Technology Fee, guidelines for submitting and evaluating proposals, and the timeline for preparing the Student Technology Fee Plan for the coming year. Please note that you can now submit Tech Fee Proposals online via Lehman One Access.

Key dates are the following:

Now through Monday, December 5: Due date for proposals developed by students, faculty and staff to be submitted to Department Chairs & Directors for review. (Note: Chairs/Directors may set earlier deadlines.)

  • Monday, December 12: Proposals due to Deans/VPs from Department Chairs & Directors for review and prioritization.
  • Tuesday, December 20: Deans submit proposals to the Provost for review and prioritization.
  • Friday, January 6, 2017: All proposals due to the Tech Fee Committee.
  • February 1 – March 10: Tech Fee Committee review and recommendations.
  • March 20 – April 3: Review and approval by the President.
  • April 10: Finalize and submit to CUNY Central.

About the Technology Fee

On February 25, 2002, the CUNY Board of Trustees adopted a resolution on the Student Technology Fee. The Resolution was to the effect that "the Board of Trustees establish a technology fee . . . effective Fall 2002. Revenue from this fee will be retained by the colleges to improve computer services for their students and faculty."

The Board of Trustees amended the Student Technology Fee at its June 2013 meeting, increasing the fee to $125 per semester for full-time students and $62.50 per semester for part-time students, effective Spring 2014.

To ensure that the Technology Fee is utilized to generate maximum direct benefits for our students in terms of greater and easier access to technologies and improved services, each college is required to establish a special Student Technology Fee task force or committee. The committee is responsible for seeking input from the campus-wide community, assessing the technology needs of the college, and developing recommendations on the allocation of the Student Technology Fee to meet student-oriented technology needs.

Proposals for Student Technology Fee funding are requested in the fall and reviewed once a year, on a schedule determined by CUNY, in winter or spring. Critical unanticipated replacements or repairs are considered at other times throughout the year. Funding for approved proposals or projects typically becomes available in the mid-October timeframe.

Technology Fee Plan

The following documents are the Student Technology Fee spending plans for the most recent five years: