ITSS is proposing to increase rates for our billable labor
services in FY13 by approximately 2.5% and we are proposing to
increase both of our student fees, the combined basic access and
technology fee and the full computer lab access fee, as well. We
recognize that all University students, staff, faculty and
departments have been and continue to be impacted by budget issues,
including ITSS, and we have worked very hard to maintain most
service rates and fees at the FY12 level and to contain overall
increases in other service rates and fees.
The combined basic access and technology fee is proposed to
change from the current $81.75 per semester to $83.50 per semester.
Because these fees are now part of the fees collected through the
UMD Collegiate and Continuing Education fees, if this increase is
approved, it will raise those fees.
The following table provides an overview of the fee assessment for UMD
Collegiate Units and Continuing Education based upon credits and
Collegiate Units and Continuing Education
||Fee Per Semester
|6 or more
||Fall and Spring
|Less than 6
||Fall and Spring
|3 or more
|Less than 3
This fee provides students with Email accounts, file storage
through Samba, web space, basic access computing stations in the
Library, Solon Campus Center, Multicultural Center, and SBE Atrium,
access to some electronic Library databases, computer maintenance
services, and access to the ITSS Tech Center and Multimedia
Full computer lab access services, which include many
specialized application software packages, will be available to
students who pay an additional $75.50, an increase of $3.75 per
semester. Page printing costs in the computer labs will remain the
same, $.05 per page.
In setting our rates and fees for the next fiscal year, we
- Followed the University policies and accounting principles
that govern internal service organization rate development
- Reviewed and complied with the
FY13 Budget Instructions: Support Units, dated September 16,
2011. Although ITSS is not specifically identified as a support
unit in the context of this document, ITSS uses the framework of
the document in planning rates and fees, knowing that our draft
of proposed rates and fees may change through the campus
administrative review process.
A complete listing of Proposed ITSS Rates
and Fees for 2012-2013 is available for your review.
We are committed to retaining rates and fees as low as possible
while continuing to provide quality support and services. Please
feel free to address any questions to Linda Deneen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steve
The final rates and fees decisions are pending campus
administration review and Board of Regents approval.