Student Life Finances
Services & Activities Fees
Services and Activities (S&A) Fees are fees other than tuition fees, charged to all students registering at the state's community colleges, regional universities, The Evergreen State College, and state universities (See RCW 28B.15.041).
The current S&A Fee is not set at the state maximum allowable amount. The current S&A Fee rate for Clark College is as follows:
Credits 1-10: $8.00 per credit
Credits 11-17: $4.00 per credit
What can funds be used for?
S&A fees are for the purpose of supporting student activities and programs–meaning any college co-curricular or extracurricular activity participated in by students in the furtherance of their education. For complete RCW visit: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/
Examples of permissible uses of S&A fees include:
- Student government, clubs, programming organizations' activities or events, health and wellness programs, retreats, conferences, musical, dramatic, artistic, debate and forensic presentation of an extra-curricular nature, student publications and other mass media initiatives.
- Special tutorial or co-curriculum programs provided it is not to sustain a critical operation of the college.
Examples of impermissible uses of S&A fees include:
- Programs, personnel, facilities, equipment and maintenance that are considered basic services provided by the college or supported by existing contracts.
- Salaries of professional employees in teaching, administrative or clerical positions not directly related to the student programs' operations.
- Orientation for prospective students.
Who can request funds?
Any Clark College group, organization or individual may request funds. Funding is granted on an annual basis and must be requested annually for new or continued support.
Services & Activities Fee Committee
Each year, the ASCC forms a Services & Activities (S&A) Fee Committee to review and allocate the proposed S&A fees for the following school year. Using set guidelines established by the state and college, this committee determines the amount of funding each proposed student activity will receive.
The committee consists of the following representation:
- Student Chair, voting member - selected by the committee
- ASCC Finance Director
- Six (6) students-at-large, voting members (non-ASCC/APB)
- One (1) faculty member appointed by the Vice President of Instruction, voting member (not currently an ASCC Program Director)
- Director of Business Services or designee, voting member
- Director of Student Life or designee, non-voting advisory member