About the Student Technology Fee
Student Technology Fee was implemented in the fall of 1999 at Georgia Perimeter College. This fee was approved for all University System of Georgia institutions, including Georgia Perimeter. The Student Technology Fee Committee (STFC) oversees the management of these funds. The Student Technology Fee consists of a $50 per student per semester fee and is a mandatory fee and is incurred by all enrolled and attending students.
Technology fee revenues are used for the direct benefit of students and are generally focused on improving, and enhancing the overall teaching and learning experience as student success being the goal.
In addition, tech fee revenues can be used for hardware and network related expenditures that include support of general purpose or special purpose laboratories used by students. Thus, the Student Technology Fee is a positive way to improve technology accessibility for the benefit of Georgia Perimeter College students.
Appropriate Uses for Technology Fee Awards:
Any organization providing services to students is eligible to submit a proposal for potential funding.
Proposal submissions for the use of technology fees should focus on academic or instructional technology; technology that provides added educational value to GPC students' learning experiences.
The Student Technology Fee subcommittee evaluates proposals based on guidelines provided by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. These guidelines should be used as a reference for composing compliant proposals. Visit the Student Technology Fee Policy website for detailed information.
In FY09 Student technology fee expenditures exceeded $1.5 million dollars. Use of these funds provided funds to improve the Instructional Technology Infrastructure by funding projects such as Student PC upgrades, Audio/Visual technology upgrades in many classrooms across the college, AV additions to newly renovated and constructed spaces, Academic Software implementations that enhanced specific discipline objectives and more.