Privilege Fee Breakdown 2014-2015

The K-State campus-wide mandatory student fee, or better known as the Privilege Fees, is set by the Board of Regents from the recommendation made by Student Governing Association and the University administration.  This fee is used to support a variety of non-instructional student service activities.  Students are entitled to services at Lafene Health Center, The Recreational Complex, the K-State Student Union, Counseling Services, and many more, all of which provide extracurricular benefits for students.

Any increases to these fees have to be proposed to the Privilege Fee Committee, and approved by the Student Senate. This all student committee is responsible for the review of the line-item fees and addresses issues of long-term financial planning. This committee ultimately determines the privilege fee amount that each student pays at the beginning of each semester and what services students get from this fee.  For the fall and spring semesters of 2014-2015, the privilege fee amount is $405.70 per semester or $811.40 a year. 

Below is the breakdown of the privilege fee on a per student basis:

A Full-Time K-State Student on the Manhattan campus* 

Campus Privilege Fees

12 Credit Hours or more

Budget Totals

Athletics

$12.97

$500,695

Campus Entertainment Fund

    3.89

150,000

Fine Arts

    8.36

322,700

K-State Student Union** 

  101.25

3,907,619

K-State Student Union Program Council

    5.47

211,243

KSDB**

    2.75

106,362

Student Health Services

129.96

5,015,440

Library Expansion

    9.07

350,000

Office of Student Activities and Services

  16.25

627,087

Recreational Services**

  77.09

2,975,114

Sports Clubs Activity Fee

    1.48

 57,000

Student Activity

    9.63

371,514 

Student Publications

  10.24

395,364 

University Counseling Services

  17.29

667,086 

Total

$405.70

$15,657,224

If you would like to voice your opinion about this fee or to learn more, please contact the Privilege Fee Chairman, Drew Unruh. All students are welcome to attend the Privilege Fee Committee meetings, which take place every Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. in the Office of Student Activities and Services Conference Room.

*Fall and Spring semester fees. Click here to view the fee breakdown per credit hour for the Fall and Spring semesters. To learn about more about Summer term privilege fee totals, click here. 

**Denotes multiple fees for this entity.