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 semester:
|Credits||Semester||Fee Per Semester|
|6 or more||Fall and Spring||$83.50|
|Less than 6||Fall and Spring||$41.75|
|3 or more||Summer||$41.75|
|Less than 3||Summer||$20.88|
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 Hub.
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 have:
- Followed the University policies and accounting principles that govern internal service organization rate development methodology, and
- 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 Patterson (email@example.com).
The final rates and fees decisions are pending campus administration review and Board of Regents approval.