Segregated University Fees

Segregated fees, also known as seg fees, fund a wide range of student services, enriching the experience of students at UW-Stout. SSA's University Student Senate recommends the annual seg fee budget to the UW-Stout Chancellor and to the UW System Board of Regents for final approval.

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Seg fees fund a wide range of services, from Student Health to free campus events and the upkeep of the Student Centers.

The seg fee rates and budgets are set for each fiscal year, starting July 1, and approved by the University Student Senate each year for the year following.

Some seg fees are budgeted and appropriated directly by SSA (allocable), while SSA can only advise on others (nonallocable).

2020-21 Segregated Fee Rates (Undergraduate)

Department/Service Per Credit Rate Full-Time Per-Semester Rate (15 Credits) Full-Time Per-Year Rate (30 Credits/year)
Instructional Resources $13.15 $197.25 $394.50
Alternate Transportation $0.37 $5.55 $11.10
Municipal Services $0.46 $6.90 $13.80
Green Fee* $0.38 $5.70 $11.40
Counseling $2.41 $36.15 $72.30
Health Services $5.21 $78.15 $156.30
Campus Card $0.12 $1.80 $3.60
Recreation Complex $3.32 $49.80 $99.60
Student Organizations* $2.13 $31.95 $63.90
Involvement Center $2.72 $40.80 $81.60
University Centers $18.10 $271.50 $543.00
Intramurals $2.09 $31.35 $62.70
Athletics $6.00 $90.00 $180.00
Total $54.46 $846.90 $1693.80

Allocable Segregated Fees

Allocable segregated fees (seg fees) are directly set by SSA. Allocable seg fees are indicated in the table above with an asterisk, and include the Student Organizations and Green Fee components of the overall segregated fee. University of Wisconsin System Administrative Policies (including Administrative Policy 820) limit the ability of students to directly budget the vast majority of seg fees.

Non-Allocable Segregated Fees

Non-allocable segregated fees (seg fees) are introduced by the lead of a unit requesting the fee, and the final budgets and amounts are ultimately determined by the Chancellor and not SSA. SSA has some input into non-allocable rates and budgets for units funded through non-allocable fees, and the seg fee budget passed by the University Student Senate each year includes final rates for allocable seg fees and recommendations for non-allocable fees. Non-allocable fee areas are listed in the chart above without an asterisk and comprise all fee areas with the exception of Student Organizations and Green Fee.

Budget Process

Unit/department heads propose rates

Heads from each unit or department requesting segregated fee funding develop a budget for the next fiscal year and propose a seg fee rate.

University Student Senate reviews proposals

The University Student Senate reviews budget proposals and rate requests to provide unit heads an opportunity to explain their rationale.

University Student Senate passes a budget resolution

The University Student Senate passes a resolution in the first or second semester with a final proposed budget.

Proposed budget is sent to administrators for review and approval

The budget SSA proposes is sent to the UW-Stout Chancellor for review and then to the UW System Board of Regents for final approval.