The use of technology is an integral part of the educational process at the University of St. Francis. USF has been a leader in educational technology and continues to offer our students more technology services every year. In order to continually improve our technology services and keep pace with the rapid expansion of technology, USF is changing how it assesses technology fees.
Previously, the University had two main fees to cover the cost of technology provided to our students. These fees were:
These two fees generally applied to two different types of students. Before 2008, and the advent of the portal, the University did not deliver a common group of technology services.
Today, every student taking a for-credit course, as well as many of the Teacher Academy/REAL students, receive access to the following technology:
Alumni of the University also have many of the same technology services as our current students at no cost to our graduates. Alumni technology resources include:
During the past year, the University has reviewed its technology fees and has made the decision to replace the current two-tiered structure with a single flat technology fee.
Effective as of this summer session 2013, all students registered for a course at USF will be charged a flat technology fee of $125 per semester. All online technology fees will be eliminated.
Most USF students will ultimately pay less with this new structure.
The new technology fee will affect all students with the exception of students enrolled in the College of Education's REAL program who will remain on the old fee structure. REAL students will be phased into the new technology fee during the fall semester.