Following are descriptions of the student fees that MSUM collects. The choices any student makes to use or access any service, participate or view any activity, or make use of any activity funded facility or equipment, will not be a reason to grant an appeal or waiver of any fee. If you have an opinion you care to share or would like to get involved in the student fee process, please contact the student senate at CMU 116 or email at email@example.com.
Activity Fee ($2.78 per credit/maximum of 12 credits per semester)The Student Activity Fee supports student organizations, campus activities, leadership programs and academic opportunities for students enrolled at MSUM. Each year, student organizations receive a budget from the Student Activity Fee to assist with basic operations of the organizations, planning of campus-wide events and travel to local, regional or national conferences. Additionally, students and student organizations are able to apply throughout the academic year for funds to assist with new programs, campus activities or travel to conferences to promote student research, academics and leadership development.
Here are some examples of campus-wide programs and activities that the Student Activity Fee supports:
Athletics Fee ($4.58 per credit/maximum of 12 credits per semester)
Environmental Fee ($5 per credit/max. of 1 credit per semester/max. of 2 semesters per year)
The Environmental Fee supports:
Event Fee ($.91 per credit/maximum of 12 credits per semester)
A portion of the event fee ($.10) funds large scale, educational events, not normally within the budget of a single department or student organization. These funds are administered by the Dragon Entertainment Group in consultation with students, staff and faculty.
The remaining event fee ($.81) allows students to participate in several visual and performing arts events on campus for free or at a discounted price.
Hendrix Health Center ($5.41 per credit/maximum of 12 credits per semester)Services provided by payment of student fee:
Services provided (some may have a cost attached):
Intramural & Club Sports Fee ($.10 per credit/maximum of 12 credits per semester)The Intramural & Club Sports fee funds one full-time professional staff member to direct, coordinate, and lead the Intramural & Club Sports programs.
MSUSA (Minnesota State University Student Association) ($0.43 per credit/no maximum amount of credits)
Student Technology Fee ($1.00 per credit/maximum of 12 credits per semester)
The student technology fee currently funds special project grants to support implementation of emerging technology initiatives to enhance the student experience.
Student Union Fee ($11.38 per credit/maximum of 12 credits per semester)The Student Union facility fee together with self-generated revenue (i.e. retail food service operations, university office space rental, commercial rental space and facility rental fees) provides the funding to support the overall student union operation. Expenses covered include: student union debt service; professional and student staffing; repair and renovation; equipment and furniture replacement; utilities; liability insurance; and MnSCU mandated assessments.
Programs and services currently offered include:
Wellness Center Fee ($8.00 per credit/maximum of 12 credits per semester)
Helps finance daily operations, debt service, utilities and maintenance associated with the building, programming and services provided.
International Student Fee ($100 per term for fall and spring terms only)
The International Student Fee supports:
Residential Learning Community Fee ($150 per student per term)
Residential learning communities are offered for first year students to support their academic success and transition to college life, as well as encouraging students to become involved in activities outside the classroom. Most residential learning communities require students to have declared a major that is consistent with the focus of the learning community. Participating students will take two fall semester classes together as well as live together on the same residence hall floor. This connection provides an opportunity to develop relationships with other students interested in the same academic program, further explore the academic major, and get to know faculty within the major.