Spring 2013 What's Up? Presentation

Held twice a year, the Finance What's Up? presentation is designed to keep the campus informed of the latest news, updates, and goals for the departments within our service group.

All members of the campus community with procurement, accounting or budget responsibilities are encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there!

Check out Finance's previous What's Up? Presentations. If you have any questions, please contact Finance Connect at (408) 924-1558.

Monday, April 22, 2013
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (New Time)
ENG 189

Expiration of IRA and Course Fee Funds

Last Fall, SJSU implemented a new student fee, the Student Success, Excellence & Technology Fee (SSETF). At that time, the Instructionally-Related Activities (IRA) Fee and Miscellaneous Course Fees (except field trip fees) were no longer charged. Their purposes are now encompassed by the SSETF.

Departments should expend any remaining balances in IRA and Miscellaneous Course Fee funds by June 30, 2013. These funds will expire at that time and any remaining funds will revert to the SSETF fund and be considered available for allocation through the SSETF proposal process.

Please contact the University Budget Office at (408) 924-1558 if you have any questions.

Online Textbook Purchases for Students

As you may recall from the August newsletter, the Bursar's Office partnered with Spartan Shops to offer students the option to purchase textbooks and supplies at the Spartan Bookstore or online. Those charges are posted directly to student accounts. For the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters, students charged a total of $301,600 in books and supplies at the Spartan Bookstore under the program. Between 600 and 650 students used this service each semester.

Partnership with peerTransfer™

In September we announced that the University has partnered with peerTransfer™ to offer an innovative and streamlined way for students to make international tuition, fee and housing payments. To date, we have received over $1.1 million in wire transfers.