* Description of fees is further down the page
|Credit Hours||Student Activity||Building||Athletics||Student Union||Computer Fees||Health Services||Service Learning||Center for Politics||I.D. Card||Total Fees|
*The total student fee charge for a full time student (10 to 25 credits for fee purposes) is $360.75. The following is a breakdown of those fees with descriptions:
Student Activity Fee $49.50
The activity fee provides the operational and programming budget for the Student Involvement and Leadership office, the Cheer and Stunt Team and supplements the programming budget for the R.E.A.L. Peer Mentor program and the Non-Traditional Student Office. It also funds student employees that serve as night managers for the Sharwan Smith Student Center and has financed some capital items such as replacement furniture for the student lounge spaces in the building.
The Building portion of student fees is used to cover the ongoing expense of maintenance and operations related to the function of the Sharwan Smith Center ($146) and the Southern Utah Museum of Art ($15). This includes scheduled maintenance, custodial services, utilities, event support, staffing, administration, repairs, replacements, and upgrades that relate specifically to the use and function of these buildings.
The Athletics portion of student fees helps fund the day-to-day operations of Southern Utah University's Athletics Department. The revenue generated from student fees accounts for approximately 12.5 percent of the Athletics operating budget.
The Student Computing fee supports a variety of technology services for students:
Health Services $4.00
The Health Services student fee is essential to providing Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) with the financial resources needed to provide daily services. Revenue is used to pay for direct services offered, such as individual counseling, group counseling, the biofeedback lab, and outreach and prevention services. Revenue also helps conduct needed research into changing student needs, program development, and continuing education and training for counselors. Finally, many office expenses are also covered through the student fee.
Service Learning $3.50
Student fees help support Community Engagement Center programs like Wee Be Groovin' and Wee Swim, After School Sports, the Special Olympics and Service Clubs, Make A Difference Day, the 9/11 Day of Service and a variety of other service opportunities open to any SUU student. Fees also help maintain programs like Bread & Soup Nite and the HOPE Pantry. Because of fees, the Community Engagement Center is also able to provide some assistance to students and campus clubs and organizations who are sponsoring their own service events.
Center for Politics $1.00
The Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service utilizes the student fee to engage students—regardless of their major—in activities, events, forums, discussions and hands-on experiences which expand their understanding of local, state, national and international affairs. Student fees help cover the communication and direct expenses of activities which reach the largest student population including the weekly Pizza & Politics, campus forums, and advocacy trips during the Utah State Legislature.
Student ID (T-Card) $1.50
The Student ID fee of $1.50 provides student identification cards for all students. The fee is used for the production of the T-card, supplies, equipment, software updates and service contract for the card machines. Student ID technicians are also paid through this fee. The T-card is required to check out materials at the Library, entrance to Fitness Center, and used to gain admission to SUU Athletic events and student activities. It is also used as a key for students in the residence halls and at various dining options on campus including T-Bird Circle. Students receive one card per academic year at no charge. The replacement fee is $5.00 for lost or damaged cards.