Student Technology Fee

Tech Fee FY24 Applications Now Being Accepted!

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 enhancing 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 innovative student-focused technology projects submitted by students, faculty, or staff. Note: The updated guidelines for FY24 are now available.


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

2023 Fiscal Year Funding Disbursement Schedule

Divisional Allocations

The $525,000 total in divisional funds is allocated as follows:

  • Arts and Science (CAS): $138,645
  • Business (FSB): $98,632
  • Education (CEHS): $65,139
  • Engineering (CEC): $52,249
  • Creative Arts (CCA): $41,486
  • Library (LIB): $79,230
  • Student Affairs (SAF): $49,619

The FY24 Divisional Allocations will be available in fall 2023, once the 2023/24 enrollment totals have been calculated.

2024 Fiscal Year Competitive Proposal Schedule

  • August 14, 2023: Announce Call for Proposals
  • August 14, 2023: Call for Reviewers sent to Divisional Contacts
  • September 6, 2023: Open Informational Meeting - virtual (9-11 a.m.)
  • September 24, 2023, at midnight: Proposals Due to Deans/VP
  • September 25 - 29, 2023: Divisions review proposals
    • Fund by division
    • Advance to the competitive process
  • September 25, 2023: Reviewer’s names due from divisions
  • September 25 - 29, 2023: Finalize Info for Review Session
  • September 30 and/or October 7, 2023: Reviewers meet to discuss and score proposals
  • October 9 - 13, 2023: ITPC Sub Committee meets to summarize scores and advance the list for approval
  • October 16 - 20, 2023: IT Reviews - Technical, Security & Accessibility
  • October 23 - 27, 2023: ITPC Confirmed Recommendations
  • October 30, 2023: Spending Plans Due from Deans
  • Week of November 6, 2023: Applicants/Div. Point Contacts Notified of Funding Decisions
  • November 2023: Approved Funding Released to Divisional Accounts (competitive and divisional)
  • August 1, 2023: Final Reports Due for any previous Divisional Allocations and Competitive Awards
  • August 1, 2024: Final Reports Due for FY23-24 Divisional Allocations and Competitive Awards