Student Technology Fee

Tech Fee Applications Now being Accepted!

FY 23 Application

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 the innovative student-focused technology projects submitted by students, faculty, or staff. Note: The updated guidelines for FY23 are now available.

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

2022 Fiscal Year Funding Disbursement Schedule

Divisional Allocations

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

  • Arts and Science (CAS): $160,308
  • Business (FSB): $105,604
  • Education (CEHS): $69,702
  • Engineering (CEC): $56,020
  • Creative Arts (CCA): $42,980
  • Library (LIB): $86,921
  • Student Affairs (SAF): $53,465

The FY23 Divisional Allocations will be available in fall 2022, once the 2022/23 enrollment totals have been calculated.

2023 Fiscal Year Competitive Proposal Schedule

  • August 15, 2022: Announce Call for Proposals
  • August 15, 2022: Call for Reviewers sent to Divisional Contacts
  • September 7, 2022: Open Informational Meeting (9-11 am via Zoom)
  • September 25, 2022, at midnight: Proposals Due to Deans/VP
  • September 26 - 30, 2022: Divisions review proposals
    • Fund by division
    • Advance to the competitive process
  • September 26, 2022: Reviewer’s names due from divisions
  • September 26 - 30, 2022: Finalize Info for Review Session
  • October 1 and/or 8, 2022: Reviewers meet to discuss and score proposals
  • October 10 - 14, 2022: ITPC Sub Committee meets to summarize scores and advance the list for approval
  • October 17 - 21, 2022: IT Reviews - Technical, Security & Accessibility
  • October 24 - 28, 2022: ITPC Confirmed Recommendations
  • October 31, 2022: Spending Plans Due from Deans
  • Week of November 7, 2022: Applicants/Div. Point Contacts Notified of Funding Decisions
  • November 2022: Approved Funding Released to Divisional Accounts (competitive and divisional)
  • August 1, 2022: Final Reports Due for FY21 and earlier Divisional Allocations and Competitive Awards
  • August 1, 2023: Final Reports Due for FY22-23 Divisional Allocations and Competitive Awards