Student Technology Fee

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The Student Technology Fee Committee was established in 1996 by Washington state law (RCW 28B.15.051) to direct the spending of funds raised by the Student Technology Fee (STF) levied on students (with agreement by respective student governments) by the same law. As of 2009 the fee was $41.00 per student per quarter in addition to other fees and charges. Unlike tuition increases, the Student Technology Fee, as directed by statute, is to be used "exclusively for technology resources for general student use." Money from the technology fee is not to be used to fund items that should properly be funded by legislative or administrative funds, nor is it anticipated that these funds will cover ongoing operational costs and/or supplies. At the University of Washington, the STF committee is composed of students from both the ASUW and GPSS.



During the 2008-2009 Academic year, the STFC affected a change in its bylaws, changing the number of representatives on the committee to a total of ten (10) members to be allocated proportionally from the total number of students. The Chair of the Committee was also changed in the Bylaws, so that he doesn't count against the constituency he came from and no longer has a vote except in cases of a tie. This also means that the allocation of the number of members the ASUW and GPSS get to appoint will be based on a rolling average of the current and preceding three years for the upcoming year, and re-apportionment will occur every year based on the previously described method.

For the 2009-2010 academic year, based on the enrollment figures it received from the UW Office of the Registrar, the ASUW is allotted seven (7) and the GPSS is allotted three (3) for that year, plus the Chair, yields eleven (11) total voting members, plus the non-voting ex officio members.

ASUW - 7

GPSS - 3

  • Three positions selected by the GPSS


  • One position, elected by the membership of the STFC in the first meeting of May of the Academic Year, for a term of service from 1 July of that year to 30 June of the next year.

Non-Voting Ex-Officio Members

  • ASUW President
  • GPSS President
  • Delegates from Office of Student Life, Office of Planning and Budgeting, UW Technology, and three other units

Previous to this:

The committee was comprised of nine (9) voting members:

ASUW - 6

GPSS - 3

  • Three positions selected by the GPSS

Non-Voting Ex-Officio Members

  • ASUW President Proxy
  • GPSS President Proxy

2009-2010 Leadership

  • Chair: Gareth Snow
  • Vice Chair:
  • Program Coordinator: Asa LaMusga

2008-2009 Leadership

  • Chair: Neil Rotta
  • Vice Chair: Ben Livneh
  • Program Coordinator: Asa LaMusga

2007-2008 Leadership

  • Chair: Neil Rotta
  • Vice Chair: Travis McCoy
  • Program Coordinator: Asa LaMusga
  • Coordinator for Information and Oversight: Mikhail Smirnov

2008-2009 Leadership

  • Chair: Kinsley Omungula
  • Vice Chair:
  • Program Coordinator: Corwin Hockema


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