Business Procedures Manual

Essential business procedural components for University System of Georgia institutions.

Section 24 Introduction

(Last Modified on October 18, 2012)

Student fees are the primary funding source for student activities, student technology, athletic programs, student centers, parking/transportation and other non-academic, student-focused facilities. Additionally, the special institutional fee is used on an institution-wide basis to supplement institutional needs. As the demand to improve and expand student services has increased student fees have become an important funding source in support of our mission to ensure “access to academic excellence and educational opportunities” for our students.

Student fee revenues are generated from the following sources:

Mandatory Student Fees – As defined in Section of the Board of Regents (BOR) Policy Manual, these fees are paid by all students unless waiver provisions apply;

Elective Fees and Special Charges- As defined in Section of the BOR Policy Manual, these fees are generally authorized and approved by institution presidents, with the exceptions noted in the Policy Manual regarding fees or special charges that apply to the entire undergraduate student body or for a specific degree program, which must be approved by the BOR.

The purpose of this section is to establish guidelines to ensure the effective and appropriate use of student fee revenues. These guidelines are not intended to be all inclusive, but to provide a general framework on how student fees should be used to support operations, services, programs and activities of each Institution.

Topics in this section include:

  • Establishment of Fees

  • Budgeting of Fees

  • Purposes and Uses of Fees

  • Monitoring

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