Services & Activities Fees

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 department and club representatives, and makes budget recommendations. The annual S&A budget is approved by the Student Senate and authorized by the Board of Trustees. Programs such as Student Senate, Campus Activities Board, Sounds News, Clipper Athletics, Peer Mentors, nearly 40 on-campus jobs, clubs, and many other student services are made possible due to S&A fees.

Who Can Be Funded?

Programs and initiatives that create ways to involve and connect students to resources, support services, leadership development opportunities, student governance, on campus employment, and campus organizations can be funded from S&A funds. The Financial Code of the Associated Students has additional information about the permissible use of funds and limitations.

Who Can Apply for Funding?

Student organizations recognized by the Associated Student Government, personnel directly related to the operation of student funded programs and initiatives, and college departments and offices that support student success.

Who Determines the S&A Fee?

The fee amount each year is determined by the S&A Fee 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. 
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.

Committee

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.

Submitting Proposals

Proposals may be submitted by any member of the college community. Proposals must be submitted electronically to studentlife@spscc.edu by Friday, January 13 at 5:00 PM. Late requests 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. The Financial Code of the Associated Students has additional information about the permissible use of funds and limitations.

Past Fee Expenditures & Background Documents
  • S&A Fee Expenditures 2014-2015
  • S&A Fee Expenditures 2013-2014

S&A Background Documents:

  • Financial Code of the Associated Students
  • RCW. 28B.15.041
  • Permissible Use of S&A Fees

Questions?

Should you have any questions about the budget process, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Thanks to the Associated Students at Clover Park Technical College for allowing us to use your explanation of Services and Activities Fees when developing content about S&A Fees. (January 2016)