Provost's Budget Office
Class / Studio / Lab Fees
DEPARTMENTS MAY SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR NEW CLASS/STUDIO/LAB FEES AND/OR REQUEST REVISIONS TO EXISTING CLASS/STUDIO/LAB FEES USING THE GUIDELINES AND PROPOSAL FORMS PROVIDED BELOW. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY E-MAIL AS A SINGLE PDF FILE. OTHER FORMATS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.
CLASS/STUDIO/LAB FEE PROPOSALS ARE REVIEWED BY RPAC, AND IF APPROVED, GO INTO EFFECT THE FOLLOWING FISCAL YEAR. THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR NEW CLASS/STUDIO/LAB FEE PROPOSALS FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR IS JANUARY 8TH, 2018. PROPOSALS SUBMITTED AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.
Only classes added to the TU course catalog no earlier than fall 2016 are eligible for new class/lab fees. That is, classes that were already in the TU course catalog and/or taught at TU prior to fall 2016 are ineligible for new class/lab fees this year. Applications for revision of class fees or fees for existing courses will be accepted on an every other year basis, so they will be accepted in January 2019.
Any approved new class / lab fee will be instituted no earlier than for fall 2018 semester.
Any classes approved to charge enrolled students a new class / lab fee must list that fee and how it is being used on the course syllabus. This is achieved by providing the www.towson.edu/provostpbo/documents/class_fees.pdf link on the syllabus along with a description of the items for which fees are potentially used. A copy of the syllabi must accompany the submitted proposal.
Any classes approved to charge enrolled students a new class / lab fee must submit an annual accounting of how the class / lab fee monies are spent. The PBO will provide the documents and instructions showing departments how to prepare these documents. RPAC will regularly review these submissions.
Any department seeking approval to charge enrolled students a new class / lab fee must demonstrate appropriate spending of current fees (Fall 2017 term fees during Fall 2017; Spring 2018 fees in an appropriate time frame, and well before the end of the spring 2018 term).
Please contact the PBO directly for elimination or reduction of existing class / lab fees.
Proposals and supporting materials will only be accepted in electronic form (as s single pdf file) submitted by e-mail as specified on the class / studio / lab fee proposal form.
If you have any questions please contact Dr. David Ownby at 410-704-2946.