Student Fee Committee
What are student fees?
At Eastern Oregon University, the fees that each student pays are broken down into 5 major categories.
- Building Fees
- Instructional Course Fees
- Health Service Fees
- Hoke Special Renovation Fees
- Incidental Fees (Student Fees)
Incidental Fees, also referred to as Student Fees are a portion of money collected from students to give back to different student groups. These dollars are allocated by students that sit on the Student Fee Committee (SFC) who serve as representatives of the EOU student body. The purpose of these fees is to fund programs and activities which, in addition to the traditional academic elements of the University, further the cultural, educational, and physical development of the students at large.
Forms & Files:
Budget Proposals are due in January 2020
Where do my Student Fees go?
Incidental Fees, or Student Fees, are currently used to fund the following organizations:
- Associated Students of Eastern Oregon University (ASEOU)
- Eastern Student Entertainment (ESE)
- Recreation and Wellness
- Student Clubs and Lectures
- Student Union Activities (SUA)
- Music Tours
- Student Council for Multicultural Affairs (SCMA)
- Indian Arts
- Outdoor Activities Program (OAP)
- Oregon East
- Nightingale Gallery
- Science Journal
- EOU Media Group
The Student Fee at Eastern Oregon University is currently $255 per term for on campus students and $50 for online students. The SFC allocates approximately $1.2 Million to 14 different organizations on campus.
Who is the SFC?
The SFC is composed of:
Director for Financial Affairs for ASEOU (chair)
Seven Voting Members, which include: ASEOU President, 3 ASEOU Senators and 3 students-at-large
The Responsibilities of the SFC
The Student Fee Committee has the authority and responsibility to:
- Evaluate the funding needs of the student fee supported program
- To evaluate the various programs in term of their contributions to the EOU student body
- To submit annually to the institutional president, with the approval of the ASEOU Senate written recommendations for the incidental fee charges to students for both academic year and summer session.
- To submit to the institutional president, with approval of the ASEOU Senate, written recommendations each year on the distribution of SFC income.
- To submit to the institutional president, with approval of the ASEOU Senate, written recommendations for budget increases or decreases and how they are to be distributed across the funded areas, according to whether the initial incidental fee projections each year are over- realized or under- realized.
- To submit upon request, to the ASEOU Senate or the institutional president (both orally and in writing) SFC’s assessment of how well the funding levels reflect the concerns and desires of the general student body.
- Analyze and appraise budget requests
- Analyze and appraise rollover and forgiveness requests
- Conduct budget investigations
- Recommend to the University President the budgets for those programs to be funded by Student Fees after obtaining as broad a base of student participation as possible.
- Recommend the level of Student Fees required to fund the proposed budget
Why Student Fees Are Important
Student fees are part of the educational mission of the University:
- They help provide education and training not available inside the classroom.
- Student Fee Funded units allow students to expand their learning through action and organizing.
Student fees are controlled by students to help maintain student autonomy:
- Locally controlled process governed by designated students
- All student group and activity budget are closely scrutinized to give quality programs to the University community.
Student Fees support a marketplace of ideas:
- A true education comes from exposure to a full spectrum of ideas
- Student fees provide an open forum to hear all ideas and speech
- They help support student groups and their ideas.