The Student Activity Fee is distributed to over 550 student organizations by a committee of seven students and three faculty or staff members. The funding provides a wide range of direct services to students such as presentations, workshops, diversity programs and student media. Student organizations that receive these dollars are chartered through the office of Leadership Programs. The fee also supports various student groups whose activities are related to their specific degree program.
Committee Minutes: Atlanta
Student Activity Fee Committee
Allocation Processes: Atlanta
The Student Activity Fee Committee allocates lump sums to fee councils and colleges. The fee councils include: Arts, Diversity, Media, Student Government Association, Student Bar Association, International Student Association (ISAC), Academic Teams Council, Honors College and Atlanta Campus Wide. The colleges include: Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education & Human Development, College of Law, Robinson College of Business and School of Public Health. Each fee council and college must create an annual allocation process. Most of the colleges and fee councils hold their annual allocation process during the spring semester, which must have student majority membership. It is important to check your fee council or college representative regarding their individual allocation process and how to obtain funding.
Fee Allocation: 2019-2020
|Student Activity Fee||$53.50||8.11%|
|Student Center Fee||$36.00||5.45%|
|International Education Fee||$21.00||3.18%|
Student Engagement and Programs: Fiscal Year 2020
Each of the student fees are used for vastly different purposes. The overriding philosophy regarding fees is to provide a comprehensive offering of quality programs and services to Georgia State University students outside the classroom.
- The Student Activity Fee is distributed by a committee of seven students and three faculty/staff and is allocated to over 550 chartered student organizations. These funds provide a range of direct student services. Student organizations that receive these dollars are chartered through Leadership Programs and provide a wide range of services, including presentations, workshops, student media, and diversity programs. In addition, various student groups are supported whose activities are related to their specific degree program.
- Campus Programming supports a variety of campus wide programming initiatives. These include Spotlight Program Board (e.g. Homecoming, Panther Prowl, Distinguished Speakers Series and musical presentations) as well as other campus wide initiatives that promote leadership development and multicultural competence.
- The Athletic Fee is used to support varsity intercollegiate athletics. This fee is used for athletic scholarships and other costs associated with competitive athletics. The athletic fee allows students to use their Panther Card for free access to athletic events.
- The Transportation Fee is used to help fund the cost of operating the shuttle service (which transports students to campus from Turner Field), and the cost of leasing over 1,000 parking spaces at Turner Field. Additionally, the transportation fee provides for a significant discount on the purchase of monthly MARTA Breezecards.
- The Health Fee funds three areas of health and psychological wellness for Georgia State University students: (1) Health Clinic; (2) Student Health Promotion; and (3) Psychiatric Services. Students may visit the Georgia State University Health Clinic to receive ongoing medical consultations and receive prescriptions via appointments or through the urgent sick visit process. Psychiatric services, including psychiatric evaluation, medication, management, and clinical consultation, are provided in the Georgia State University Counseling & Testing Center by doctors and interns from Emory University Hospital. Student Health Promotion supports activities that empower Georgia State University students to make informed healthier choices and achieve academic success.
- The Student Recreation Center supports all programming, operations and facility needs that occur at the Student Recreation Center, Indian Creek Recreation and Panthersville areas. Since its inception in 2001, the Student Recreation Center has consistently been one of the highest accessed facilities on campus with over 8 million entries to date. The fee allows the department to offer a wide variety of programs and services for either no additional charge or at a very minimal additional fee.
- The Student Center Fee provides funding support for the operation and long-term repair and replacement of the Student Center (East and West). The Student Center serves as center for the campus community by providing meeting and event spaces, lounge and study spaces and student service offices. The Student Center hosts over 8,000 events per year with over 2.4 million visitors per year.
- The Library Fee provides funding for extended library hours and the renovation of library facilities.
- The International Education Fee supports Study Abroad by providing scholarships for international study. The fee also provides for compliance with the federally mandated Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
- The Technology Fee is used primarily to benefit students to assist them in meeting the educational objectives of their academic program by providing access to computers, software, databases, networks and other services.
- The Sustainability Fee supports campus wide sustainability initiatives.
- Tuition is used to cover the academic costs of your education. It is used in combination with state appropriations and donations to fund classroom instruction, academic facilities and faculty/staff salaries. Unfortunately, costs do rise. However, Georgia State University’s tuition continues to be lower than most large southeastern universities, and the percentage of increase has been kept lower than many similar institutions.
Clearly, in order to keep fees reasonable, many students subsidize services that they do not use. It is the intention of the university that the comprehensiveness of the services and programs provided will offer something for everyone.
In accordance with the Student Activity Fee Financial Code policies and procedures that support the Board of Regents’ policy on Mandatory Student Fees (704.021), the Student Activity Fee Budget Committee is now accepting proposals supporting student programs and events. The budget request forms are currently available online via Panther Involvement Network (PIN).
Student Activity Fee Budget Request Deadlines:
|November 12, 2018||Applications Available|
|January 18, 2019||Application Deadline: 5 p.m. EST|
|January 25, 2019||Student Activity Fee
|February 1, 2019||Alpharetta & Newton
|February 8, 2019||Decatur & Dunwoody
|February 15, 2019||Clarkston Campus Deliberations|
|February 22, 2019||College-Wide Deliberations|
|February 23, 2019||College-Wide
Deliberations (if needed)
|June–July, 2019||Award Notifications|
Completing the Application:
Review the Guiding Principles document to ensure requests are aligned with the college’s mission statement. To assist those applying for funding, question and answer sessions will be available through your campus Student Life office.
There will not be a presentation of budget proposals. It is imperative that applicants be specific and include as much information as possible to explain request for funds. Budget request applications must be completed in their entirety for acceptance.
Only budget requests processed via the Panther Involvement Network (PIN) will be considered. Hand-written, emailed, faxed, hard copied or late budget request applications will not be reviewed and will be returned to senders. For questions regarding the application process please contact your respective campus Student Life office or representative.
|Campus||Name & Email||Phone Number|
The following fees apply to all students each term, except those who are eligible for waivers:
- Technology Fee: All students are required to pay a $50.00 per semester Technology Fee. Funds from the Technology Fee are used to maintain and upgrade the institution’s technology base for instruction and student support programs.
- Student Activity Fee: $45 per semester
- Athletic Fee: $40 per semester
- Student Support Fee: This fee is charged to students who are registered for on campus only or a combination of on-campus and online classes. Funds from the Student Support Fee are used to provide improved student-related facilities.
- $48 for one to four credit hours
- $96 for five to eight credit hours
- $144 for nine or more credit hours
- Institutional Fee: $100 for one to four credit hours and $200 for five or more credit hours
- Access Card Services Fee: $10 per semester
- Health Services Fee: $20 per semester
(Email is preferred, and it should be sent from your Georgia State account.)