Financial Planning & Budgets

A Part of Finance


Student Activities Fee

The Student Activities Fee encompasses the programs and activities that can be grouped into four areas: Cultural Activities and Performing Arts, Student Organizations and Programs, Student Recreation, and Student Facilities Maintenance and Operation.

Athletics Fee

The purpose of the Athletics Fee is to support the overall operation of a Division I intercollegiate athletics program. The program includes the fourteen sports listed below:

  • ❖ Baseball (Men's, Women's)
  • ❖ Basketball (Men's, Women's)
  • ❖ Cross Country (Men's, Women's)
  • ❖ Golf (Men's, Women's)
  • ❖ Soccer (Men's, Women's)
  • ❖ Tennis (Men's, Women's)
  • ❖ Men's Wrestling
  • ❖ Women's Softball
  • ❖ Women's Volleyball

Health Services Fee

The Health Services Fee provides support to two critical student service operations-the Student Health Center and the Counseling and Testing Center. Both the Student Health Center and the Counseling and Testing Center offer comprehensive primary and preventive health care to UNCG students within the context of this University community.

Student Facilities Fee

For a number of years, the University has moved toward improving the quality of the overall physical environment on the campus and the level and quality of services provided for the students enrolled. Since state appropriations are not available, a student facilities fee is used to provide the necessary funding for the self-liquidating capital projects. Important facilities being funded in this manner include the Soccer Stadium, Student Recreation Center, and Elliott University Center’s addition and renovation.

Educational and Technology Fee

By directive from The Board of Governors, an Educational and Technology Fee was established to replace computer and academic course fees. This fee is used to provide staffing, supplies, and equipment for computer labs for students and to provide funding for departments for those courses that are equipment and materials intensive.

Instructions relative to requesting changes in student fee rates are normally received from UNC General Administration as early as April. Therefore, the internal decision making process must take place prior to submitting requests for rate changes to General Administration. The process is normally initiated in September and includes meetings with the student committee on fees. In order to determine the fee rates, the level of revenues and expenditures must be projected and evaluated for the various fee alternatives. Programmatic issues must also be considered prior to finalizing the request for changes in student fee rates. Student fees must be approved by the UNCG Board of Trustees prior to submission to UNC OP for approval by the Board of Governors.

After making decisions relative to changes in student fee rates, the Chancellor makes decisions for the total amount of fee revenues to be allocated to the Provost and Vice Chancellors responsible for the various programs supported from student fees. The Provost and Vice Chancellors then allocate fee revenues to the individual fee programs. Detail expenditure budgets and estimates of other revenue are prepared and the approved budgets are established in the Financial Records System (FRS).

Unlike the State Operating Budget, which is a line-item detail budget with some restrictions relative to transfers among personnel and non-personnel lines, there are fewer constraints relative to student fees. (Other than the Educational and Technology Fee, which is included in the State Operating Budget.) However, a number of rules still apply. There can be no deficit spending. Creation of new positions requires prior approval of the Vice Chancellor. Prior approval of the Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs is required for increases in the budgeted level of revenues and related expenditures and for the use of fund balances.

Processes such as personnel and purchasing apply to all University resources, not just state appropriated resources.