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What are Services and Activities Fees?
The Services and Activities (S&A) Fee Committee is a college committee composed of students and advisors that allocates money from Services and Activities Fees. These fees are paid by each enrolled student every quarter as a portion of their tuition and are used to fund many different student activities and programs. The S&A Committee is presented with budget requests by program directors and club advisors, and makes budget recommendations. The annual S&A budget is approved by the Clover Park Technical College president and authorized by the Board of Trustees. Programs such as Associated Student Government, Program Board, Student Food Bank, graduation, awards ceremony, nearly 50 on-campus jobs, clubs, and many other student services are made possible due to S&A fees.
Who Determines the S&A Fee?
The fee amount each year is determined by the S&A Committee. The committee is provided projections for the following academic year and based on this information can increase S&A fees (as permitted by Washington Administrative Code) or choose to leave them at the current amount. S&A fees may not be lowered. Funding is allocated based on number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students. The S&A Committee sets the S&A fee and approves the final budget before presenting it to the Vice President of Student Services for review and submission to the college president and Board of Trustees.
The committee shall composed of at least five voting student members appointed by the ASCPTC President and is chaired by the Vice President of Student Council. Two (2) students on the committee must be students-at-large. Students-at-large may not be a member of the Student Council or Activities Board.
The Student Council Administrative Officer shall serve as a recorder. The Director of Student Involvement serves as an ex-officio member to the committee.
Budget Request Packet
2015-2016 S&A Budget Request Packet
Proposals may be submitted by any member of the college community. Proposals must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, February 25 at 5:00 PM. Late requests or no-shows to budget presentations will result in disqualification of your budget proposal. S&A Fees are for the purpose of supporting student activities and programs. Budget allocations will not be made if it’s determined that the request does not meet the basic standards of permissible uses. For more information regarding permissible uses you can read the Guidelines For Permissible Use of S&A Fees.
Past S&A Fee Expenditures
S&A Background Documents
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Thanks to the Associated Students at Skagit Valley College for allowing us to use your explanation of Services and Activities Fees when developing content about S&A Fees. (January, 2014)