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Educational Technology Fee Policy (Ed Tech)


Providing for the Best Possible Technology and Support

The Ed Tech fee exists to give Plattsburgh students the competitive edge. A mandatory charge on your student bill, this fee supplements state funding and allows SUNY Plattsburgh to provide you with the best possible technology support, services, and education. The Dean of Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) seeks input from the LITS Student Advisory Committee, maintaining a direct line of communication between SUNY Plattsburgh students and the staff of LITS. An accounting of expenditures is made available annually.

Your Ed Tech fee also establishes a consistent revenue stream that enables the College to conduct long-range planning for technology. It allows the College to respond to short-term needs and to adjust for changing curricular needs and student priorities.

Pay a Little. Get a Lot.

  • technology-enhanced "smart" classrooms
  • computer labs
  • network infrastructure
Ed Tech Budgeted Items for 2017-2018 (pending approval)
Item Budget
Contingency $0
Teaching & Technology $6,000
Lab & Media Replacement $45,000
Network Infrastructure & Operations $267,353
Academic Software Licenses $146,387
Computer Replacement $110,000
SUNY Recharges $323,687
Student Printing $32,000
Electronic Databases $242,500
Academic Department Projects $15,000
Smart/Computer Classroom Rehab $170,500
Academic Equipment Replacement $52,000
Branch Campus Fee Reimbursement $10,189
HVCC Ed Tech Fee Reimbursement $2,275
Classroom & Customer Support Services $122,000
Computer Systems & Desktop Support $97,521
Public Space Furniture Replacement $0

Ed Tech Budget Expenditures

Benefits to You


Your Ed Tech fee funds key services, including...

  • technology-enhanced "smart" classrooms
  • computer labs
  • student printing
  • network infrastructure
  • Internet bandwidth and wireless access
  • software used in instruction
  • library automation and electronic reserves
  • online and full-text databases
  • document delivery
  • library management system
  • student support services
  • online access to student records
  • online registration
  • online financial aid processing
  • Helpdesk and computing support staff

Your Ed Tech fee also funds critical facilities, such as...

  • technology-enhanced "smart" classrooms
  • computer labs
  • network infrastructure

Common Questions


How much is the fee?

The current Ed Tech Fee may be viewed on the SUNY Plattsburgh College Fees web page. Payment questions may be addressed to our Student Accounts office.

Can I request a fee waiver?

As a rule, no. The fee is required for all students. The Dean of Library and Information Technology Services will consider extraordinary exemption requests.

If I am not enrolled but I am using campuses resources to make up an Incomplete grade, do I need to pay the Ed-Tech fee?

Yes. You must pay the fee prorated on the number of credits for your Incomplete course. If you are enrolled in other courses while you are making up the Incomplete course, then you are already paying the fee based on your enrollment status. For answers to your specific questions, please call the LIS Dean's Office.

Who decides how my Ed Tech fee is spent?

The Dean of Library and Information Technology Services seeks input from the LIS Student Advisory Committee. An accounting of expenditures is made available annually.

Learn more about SUNY Plattsburgh College Fees.

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