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 ASB Budget Committee shall be comprised of up to seven (7) voting student members appointed by the ASB President and is chaired by the ASB Vice President of Finance. The Dean of Student Engagement & Retention (or designee) serves as a non-voting member in an advising capacity. All students must have satisfactory academic progress and shall represent the diverse interests of the student body. The ASB Budget Committee is a recommending body. The initial responsibilities for proposing program priorities, evaluating existing programs, proposing budget amounts and adjusting budget requests to the annual budget allocation shall reside with the ASB Budget 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.

S & A Fee Budget Report

The following is published in accordance with RCW 28B.15.045: "Annually, by September 30th, the services and activities fees committee at each institution of higher education, in coordination with the administration of the institution of higher education, shall post services and activities fees expenditure information for the prior academic year on the college or university web site so that the information is clearly visible and easily accessible to students and the public."

2017-18 S & A Budget Report
ACCOUNT EXPENSES
Administrative 310,413.00
Campus Life 175,843.00
Student Senate 52,982.00
Student Services 20,054.00
Student Publications 44,786.00
Auxiliary Programs 27,737.00
Athletics 373,429.00
Clubs 36,156.00
TOTAL BUDGET $ 1,150,000.00

 

Questions?

Should you have any questions about the budget process, please do not hesitate to contact us, studentlife@spscc.edu, 360-596-5407.