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Educational Technology Fee Policy (Ed Tech)

Establishes how the campus conducts long-range planning for technology. 

Policy Information

Policy Number Policy Owner
10005.1 Information Technology Services


  • 4.0 Policy

     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

    Ed Tech Fee for Study Abroad and Exchange program students

    The following students pay the Ed Tech Fee equivalent to three credit hours at the current per credit hour rate:

    Students participating in study-abroad and National Student Exchange (NSE) programs. (Exception: Students participating in exchange programs who are assessed regular SUNY tuition and mandatory fees, including some NSE programs, are charged the standard rate.)

    Students participating in only permission for off-campus study. (Note: Students participating in a combination of Plattsburgh classes and permission for off-campus study are charged per credit hour, but no less than a minimum of 3 credits.)

    Students participating in the Medical Technology and Cytotechnology internships. (Exception: Students participating in the Washington Institute internship are charged the standard rate.)

    Graduate students not enrolled in classes, but completing work on their thesis.

    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(see Appendix). 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 Director of 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 Director ofInformation Technology Services seeks input from the ITS Student Advisory Committee (see Appendix). An accounting of expenditures is made available annually.

For additional information about this policy, please contact the Policy Owner listed above.

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