Student Technology Fee

Tech Fee applications no longer being accepted for 2019/20

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 guidelines for FY20 are now available.

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

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Disbursement Schedule

Divisional Allocations

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

  • Arts and Science (CAS): $186,613
  • Business (FSB): $97,788
  • Education (CEHS): $74,704
  • Engineering (CEC): $60,708
  • Creative Arts (CCA): $42,689
  • Library (LIB): $92,497
  • Student Affairs (SAF): $20,000

The FY20 Divisional Allocations will be available later this fall, once the 2019/20 enrollment totals have been calculated.

2020 Fiscal Year Competitive Proposal Schedule

  • August 19, 2019: Announce Call for Proposals
  • August 19, 2019: Call for Reviewers sent to Divisional Contacts
  • September 4, 2019: Open Informational Meeting (3:30 - 5:00 pm - Engineering 162)
  • September 23, 2019: Proposals Due to Deans/VP
  • September 23-30, 2019: Divisions review proposals
    • Fund by division
    • Advance to the competitive process
  • September 30, 2019: Reviewer’s names due from divisions
  • September 30-October 4, 2019: Finalize Info for Review Session
  • October 5 and/or 12, 2019: Reviewers meet to discuss and score proposals
  • October 14-18, 2019: ITPC Sub Committee meets to summarize scores and advance list for approval
  • October 21-25, 2019: IT Reviews - Technical, Security & Accessibility
  • October 28-November 1, 2019: ITPC Confirmed Recommendations
  • November 1, 2019: Spending Plans Due from Deans
  • November 4, 2019: Applicants/Div. Point Contacts Notified of Funding Decisions
  • November 11, 2019: Approved Funding Released to Divisional Accounts (competitive and divisional)
  • August 1, 2019: Final Reports Due for FY19 Divisional Allocations and Competitive Awards
  • August 1, 2020: Final Reports Due for FY20 Divisional Allocations and Competitive Awards