Student Success, Excellence and Technology Fee (SSETF) Information


Collection of the SSETF commenced with the Fall 2012 term (Executive Order 1078). As a mandatory student fee that applies to all students, SJSU is obligated to ensure the revenues collected are used in ways that were detailed in the fee proposal and conveyed through open forums held in Spring 2012. Details about the six priorities supported by the SSETF, along with information about the Advisory Committee, Annual Resource Request Process and additional topics are available below. 

For the complete guide on SSETF procedures or to print SSETF Allocation and Expenditures Procedures (PDF)

To view a presentation from Associate Vice President, Finance to UCCD on February 12, 2014 click here: UCCD SSETF Presentation (PDF)

Click here to view 2014/15 Budget process information.

Student Success, Excellence and Technology Fees

Fiscal Year SSETF Semester Fee SSETF Academic Year Rate

(excluding Summer)

2012-13 Fall 2012 $215 $470
Spring 2013 $255
 2013-14  Summer 2013 $198 $630
Fall 2013 $295
Spring 2014 $335
Summer 2014 $250 $790
Fall 2014 $375
Spring 2015 $415


Purpose of SSETF

This SSETF will be used for three purposes. First, the SSETF shall subsume all existing Category III miscellaneous course fees (except for field trip fees) and the Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) fees.

Second, the SSETF shall provide enhanced and comprehensive support for Student Academic Success Services and Student Athlete Success Services to improve graduation and retention rates of all students (including under-represented minority students) by implementing a variety of evidence-based, best practice student support and High Impact Practice (HIP) programs. This additional funding to support student success and excellence will be imperative in order to address SJSU's retention and graduation rates which currently lag slightly below the system average.

Third, the SSETF shall be used to deepen and strengthen student learning by providing innovative and effective technology-enabled learning experiences for students. In the last five to ten years, the variety and number of new academic technology applications have exploded and are beginning to show research-based positive gains in student engagement and deeper learning. These new technologies were never formally budgeted into university baseline budgets in the past, so increasing technology funds for students and faculty to have access to these new technologies is critically important.


SSETF Alternative Consultation Materials

Per Executive Order 1054 the Chancellor has delegated authority for the establishment, oversight and adjustment of Campus Mandatory Fees.

The Chancellor has authorized SJSU SSETF per Executive Order 1078.

For materials related to the fee proposal, please refer to the following materials:

2014/15 Allocation Process

2013/14 Allocations Process