The Student Fee (Student Initiated Fee) combines the previous Student Activities Fee and Student Facilities Fee. The Student Fee supports student-centered activities, services, facilities, and recreation to improve student life and is the result of a student-led initiative to be more involved in the creation and allocation of student fees. The Student Fee is calculated in the same way as the previously separate fees, based on the campus and the number of credits in which a student is enrolled. The Student Fee is mandatory, just like the previous fees.
Calculation of the Student Fee
The non-refundable Student Fee is charged according to campus and the number of credits in which the student is enrolled immediately prior to the first day of the semester. Adding credits on or after the first day of the semester could result in a corresponding increase in the fee. Dropping credits on or after the first day of the semester may not reduce the fee charged.
|Activities, Campus Recreation, and Services||$111.61|
|Counseling and Psychological Services||$7.29|
|Student Legal Services||$2.56|
|Council of Commonwealth Student Governments||$0.54|
|Total Student Initiated Fee||$250.00|
This site has been designed to provide information connected to the annual Student Initiated Fee: Activities (SIF: Activities), Recreation, and Services allocation process. It is our hope that the information provided is informative and useful and that the reader will be able to navigate the site with ease.
The purpose of the Student Initiated Fee: Activities is to "provide funds to improve the co-curricular environment for undergraduate and graduate students." Any and all members of the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) are welcome to apply for funds provided the proposal meets the requirements of the guiding principles. Please refer to the SIF Handbook for additional information regarding guidelines and policies.
Requests for funding are submitted to the Allocation Committee. This committee, which meets regularly throughout the year, is responsible for reviewing proposals and allocating funds in a manner consistent with the purpose of the fee.
The funding request forms and processes can be found on Penn State Altoona Connect.
Questions regarding the Student Initiated Fee: Activities, Recreation, and Services can be directed to Director of Student Affairs Sean Kelly.
The Student Initiated Fee: Facilities uses a different process and is facilitated through the Student Government Association (SGA) in conjunction with the SIF Allocation Committee. Ideas re: projects and facility upgrades are brought to the Allocation Committee and SGA, who present them for consideration at the quarterly meetings. Examples of more recent projects funded include the Slep Student Center first floor renovation, the construction/renovation of the Adler Athletic Complex, as well as the addition of digital signs, phone charging centers, new lounge furniture in high-use student areas on campus, filtered drinking fountains, etc.