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Course Fee Committee

According to PPM 5.5 II.D, course fees may be established, for specific courses in order to cover the costs of equipment replacement and maintenance, consumable materials, or to meet specific regulatory requirements. Income from such fees is restricted to use in the course generating the fee and may not be used to supplement general departmental budgets.


College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Proposal Submission Deadline:
Sept. 29, 2023

Oct. 6, 2023

College of Arts & Humanities

Proposal Submission Deadline:
Oct. 27, 2023

Nov. 10, 2023

All other Colleges

Proposal Submission Deadline:
Nov. 24, 2023

Dec. 8, 2023

  • Mandatory reviews to be conducted in 2023 for updates for the 2024/2025 catalog.
  • All Course Fee Proposals are now submitted through Curriculog.
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Course fees are to be used for expenses connected with courses that go beyond the normal expectation of university support. Course fees must be used to provide benefits for the students enrolled in the course for which the fees are charged. Course fees shall not be used to replace funds which are a normal part of departmental budgets. Expendable funds are for consumable items and instructional services and are to be spent annually with an annual fund balance of less than 3%. Non-expendable funds can accrue for a period of more than two semesters and are for such things as equipment replacement and maintenance. Department chairs and deans are responsible for adherence to these allocation guidelines.


The course fee committee meets in the fall of each academic year to perform mandatory course fee reviews and approve applications for new or changing course fees. Approved fee changes become effective fall of the following academic year. All course fee proposals are due two weeks before each meeting. Upon approval by the course fees committee, the information is then forwarded to the President's council for final approval. Departments will be notified by the course fees chair or a member of the committee of any problems or concerns with applications either prior to or immediately after the committee meeting.

Course fee audit

Monies collected from course fees will go into specific accounts established for that purpose. Monies may not be moved from these accounts into any other accounts. WSU's Internal Audit department will evaluate course fee amounts, account balances, and appropriateness as per this policy. It is the responsibility of individual departments to work with the accounting office to establish and maintain course fee accounts.