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Services and Activities Fee

  • Do all students pay the fee?

    Yes, all students pay the Service and Activity Fee.  The fee is the same amount for all full-time students who take ten or more credits regardless of their degree, class status, or residency status.  For students taking less than 10 credit hours, the fee is 1/10 of the full-time rate for each credit hour, with a minimum charge of two credits.

  • Who sets the S&A Fee amount?

    The S&A Fee amount is recommended by the S&A Fee Committee and it is approved by the Board of Regents.

  • How can a student become an S&A Fee Committee member?

    For a student to become a member of the committee, undergraduate students must be recommended by the ASWSU president and graduate students are recommended by the GPSA president.  The student recommendations are forwarded to the Office of the President for approval.

    If you have questions regarding undergraduate student participation in the S&A Fee Committee, contact the ASWSU president at aswsu.president@wsu.edu.

    If you have questions regarding graduate student participation in the S&A Fee Committee, contact the GPSA president at presgpsa@wsu.edu.

  • How is the S&A Fee different from other fees?

    The S&A Fee is used to fund student government, entertainment, student organizations, speakers, facilities, and recreation. These are set by the S&A Fee Committee.  Other fees such as the CUB Fee, Health Fee, Student Recreation Center Fee, Stadium Fee, Transit Fee, Technology Fee, and Chinook Fee are directly approved by the student body through a referendum vote.

    To learn more about all fees and the cost of attendance at WSU, visit Student Financial Services.

    Visit the Revised Code of Washington to learn more about college and university fees.

  • How is the S&A Fee allocated?

    The fees are allocated to each department by the S&A Fee Committee. In the spring, this committee reviews funding requests submitted by various departments and organizations.  The S&A Fee Committee then holds budget hearings with each of the requesting departments and organizations.  The committee creates allocation recommendations based on these hearings.  The recommendations are then sent to the president of WSU, who forwards the recommendations to the WSU Board of Regents for approval.