Student Fee Board Recommends $258 Per Semester Student Fee For 2017-2018

After months of deliberation, Penn State’s inaugural Student Fee Board will recommend a $258 Student Initiated Fee (per student, per semester) to the Board of Trustees, for an effective total of $21,296,610 if the number of  student fee-payers remains the same.

Because of an increased campus recreation fee that will eliminate student fitness membership fees, the total for the Student Initiated Fee is significantly more than past student fee levels. With other line-item reductions, the recommendation constitutes a $38 increase from last year’s student fee.

Here’s a breakdown of what your student fee will fund for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Bryce Jordan Center: $2.73
Center for Performing Arts: $1.70
Student Legal Services: $5.00
Counseling and Psychological Services: $9.75
Child Care Subsidy: $2.50
Center for Women Students: $0.47
Facilities Debt: $114.60
University Park Allocations Committee: $54.27
Office of Student Activities: $2.55
Student Orientation and Transition Programs: $.84
Music Coverage and Student Insurance: $1.54
Campus Recreation: $57.00
Paul Robeson Cultural Center: $2.16
LGBTQA Student Resource Center: $0.82
University Park Undergraduate Association and Graduate and Professional Student Association: $2.40*

If all goes well, the Board of Trustees will approve this fee level at its meeting in Harrisburg, slated for July 20-21.


*At-large members will confirm this amount at a later date, as student government representatives are not included in this discussion. It is expected to remain constant.

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