Tuition payments are distributed between Instructional and General fees

Allocation of Instructional & General Fees

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Percentage Distribution of Instructional and General Fee fy16/17 ‐ Kent Campus

Description Percent of Total
Instructional Fee* 84.03%
General Fee**  
Bands 0.03%
Facilities 1.64%
Flashcard Operations 0.06%
Foundations of Excellence - debt service 1.20%
Health Center 1.26%
Intercollegiate Athletics 5.42%
Off Campus & Distance Learning 0.52%
Recreation Services 2.06%
Registration Services 0.20%
Student Center 1.90%
Student Leadership 0.10%
Student Media 0.21%
Student Organizations 0.37%
Student Services within Diversity,  Equity and Inclusion division 0.05%
Theatre 0.03%
Transportation Services 0.92%
Total General Fee 15.97%
Total 100.00%
  • * The  Instructional Fee is used to support faculty teaching costs and other expenses an academic department incurs. The Instructional fee is also used for other operating expenses, such as student service areas (e.g., Registrar's, Student Financial Aid, Bursar's, Campus Life), administrative operations (e.g., personnel, business functions, fundraising), academic administration (e.g., library, deans' offices), technology infrastructure, services and support (e.g., University's telecommunications network and internet, computer labs, FlashLine ), upkeep and repair of the University's property (including grounds and buildings), scholarships for students, utility costs (e.g., water, sewer, electricity, natural gas), public safety (e.g., police department), public relations and marketing. 
  • ** The General Fee is mainly used to support student services and operations.   There's also a component that provides funding for facility needs (including bond debt service) and for investment in off campus and distance learning.  Allocations of the general fee revenues are part of the University's annual budget building process.   

Percentage Distribution of Instructional and General Fee for 2016/2017 Fiscal year – Regional Campus

Description % of Total
Instructional Fee* 93.10%
General Fee** 6.90%
Total  100.00%
  • * The  Instructional Fee is used to support faculty teaching costs and other expenses an academic department incurs. The Instructional fee is also used for other operating expenses, such as student service areas (e.g., Registrar's, Student Financial Aid, Bursar's, Campus Life), administrative operations (e.g., personnel, business functions, fundraising), academic administration (e.g., library, deans' offices), technology infrastructure, services and support (e.g., University's telecommunications network and internet, computer labs, FlashLine ), upkeep and repair of the University's property (including grounds and buildings), scholarships for students, utility costs (e.g., water, sewer, electricity, natural gas), public safety (e.g., police department), public relations and marketing.
  • **  The general fee is used to fund various non-instructional student and academic support services and operations at the Regional Campuses.  Examples include disability services, learning centers, student activities and organizations.