What are Segregated Fees?
The term “Segregated University Fee(s)” describes charges in addition to instructional fees that are assessed to all students for services, programs, and facilities that support the primary mission of the university.
Why do I pay for these fees if I don’t use what they fund?
Segregated fee funding is designed to provide funds for recreational, cultural, and leisure activities and groups that are not funded through other state appropriations. Segregated fees are not designed to be user fees, but are intended to contribute to the richness of the university community. Because segregated fees are not intended to be user fees, they function more like a tax. Students do have some control over where these fees are distributed.
How is it decided where the segregated fees are distributed?
Segregated fees are allocated to groups using the Student Senate committee structure. The SUFAC (Segregated University Fee Advisory Committee) develops the allocable segregated fee budget and reviews the non-allocable segregated fee budget and then Student Senate finalizes the approval.