Student Technology Fee

A pool of funds from the Student Technology Fee has been created to stimulate the development of innovative student-focused technology projects on the Oxford campus. The Student Technology Fee funds programs and services that support students in achieving their academic program goals and enhance their life at Miami.

Any student, faculty member, staff member, group or department on the Oxford campus may submit a proposal. Proposals must be submitted in accordance with the approved tech fee guidelines for expenditures (below).

The funds are divided into three pools, as follows:

  • Ongoing Student Services: Provides funds to keep technology in classrooms up to date, fund positions dedicated to student support, pay wages for IT Services student staff, and provide maintenance for software in support of student services.
  • Dean's Allocations: This portion is allocated to the School, the Colleges, and the Libraries for each dean to respond to student technology needs in their division.
  • Competitive Proposal Process: Provides funds for the innovative student-focused technology projects submitted by students, faculty, or staff. Note: The updated process for submitting proposals will be posted here before the end of spring semester 2018.

Any questions regarding the Student Tech Fee program can be sent to

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Disbursement Schedule

Divisional Allocations

The $575,000 total in divisional funds are allocated as follows:

  • Arts and Science (CAS): $195,237
  • Business (FSB): $83,990
  • Education (CEHS): $66,840
  • Engineering (CEC): $46,757
  • Creative Arts (CCA): $41,791
  • Library (LIB): $86,923
  • Student Affairs (SAF): $53,462

The FY19 Divisional Allocations will be available later this fall, once the 2018/19 enrollment totals have been calculated.

2019 Fiscal Year Competitive Proposal Schedule

  • August 22, 2018: Announce Call for Proposals
  • August 22, 2018: Call for Reviewers sent to Divisional Contacts
  • September 11, 2018: Open Informational Meeting
  • October 12, 2018: Proposals Due to Deans/VP
  • October 12-22, 2018: Divisions review proposals
    • Fund by division
    • Advance to the competitive process
  • October 22, 2018: Proposals and Spending Plans Due from Deans
  • October 1, 2018: Reviewer’s names due from divisions
  • October 27, November 3, 2018: Reviewers meet to discuss and score proposals
  • November 13, 2018: Final reviewer recommendations due to IT
  • November 16-23, 2018: IT Review Team Reviews recommended proposals
  • November 23, 2018: Recommendations forwarded to IT Policy Committee (ITPC)
  • November 23-30, 2018: ITPC reviews and confirms recommendations
  • November 30, 2018: ITPC submits Confirmed Recommendations to IT Services
  • By December 7, 2018: Applicants/Div. Point Contacts Notified of Funding Decision
  • Mid-December: Approved Funding Released to Divisional Accounts (competitive and divisional)
  • August 1, 2018: Final Reports Due for FY18 Divisional Allocations and Competitive Awards
  • August 1, 2019: Final Reports Due for FY19 Divisional Allocations and Competitive Awards