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Student Activity Fee

Penn State students are assessed a Student Activity Fee as part of their semester bill.  Every dollar of the income generated remains at the campus to support a wide array of programs and activities.

Some important facts about the Student Activity Fee:

Purpose is to improve the overall quality of the campus experience for students; to increase opportunities for student involvement in the educational process, particularly the out-of-class experience; and to enhance appropriate out-of-class services and programs based on identified student needs.   

Primary goals are to improve co-curricular opportunities; improve student activities;  provide specialized services and programs for diverse populations; enrich the campus environment and encourage the involvement of students, thereby promoting academic achievement and the development of student potential.

Categories eligible for funding are:

  • Campus Activities
  • Equipment
  • Facilities
  • Program Support
  • Recreation
  • Diverse Populations & Issues
  • Selected Support Services
  • Travel

All students, faculty and staff are eligible to submit proposals for funding from the Student Activity Fee. The allocation committee, comprised of seven students, two staff and one faculty member, meets bi-weekly throughout the school year to review proposals.  Please click on the link at the right to access and print the Proposal Form.  Ten copies of the completed form are required.

For more detailed information about the Student Activity Fee, please click on the link at the right for the Student Activity Fee Handbook.