What is a general student fee and what is it used for?

General student fees are assessed university-wide to students upon registration along with tuition as approved annually by the Utah State Board of Regents. Revenue from general student fees is used to pay for programs, facilities and services that are determined to be essential for the enrichment and broadening of opportunities for UVU students. At UVU and at other institutions within the Utah System of Higher Education, general student fee revenues support student activities and programs, building bonds and maintenance, athletics, student health services, technology, transportation and other miscellaneous programs/services. 

In accordance with UVU Policy 511 & Utah State Board of Regents’ Policy R516, each year student fees are reviewed and authorized to meet a demonstrated need of the student body. To ensure a high level of accountability, each student fee steward or requestor is responsible for preparing a written statement and sound budgetary plan in addition to presenting to the UVUSA Student Council upon invitation.

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Following the fee hearings held in late January/early February, a proposal is created by the General Student Fee Board and presented to Student Council.  A recommendation from Student Council is then presented to President’s Council, UVU's Board of Trustees and then to the Board of Regents for approval for the upcoming academic year (beginning with summer semester). Stewards and requestors are given updates throughout the process and at the conclusion a final statement of understanding and agreement is issued.

General student fees are not used to supplement budget cuts, loss of grants, loss of donations, loss of received funds from the legislature; and capital improvements for buildings that are not funded through general student fees. General student fees will not be considered for one-time fund requests; academic program development; etc. Violation in the use of student fees may result in termination, reduction, or reallocation of the fee and the current balance. 

Building Bonds ($91.50)

Athletics ($104.85)

UTA ($6.54)

Health Services ($11.47)

Arts ($1.71)