The following examples are provided in support of University Policy 7.7.3. The list is not intended to be
exhaustive but is intended to set a context for what is acceptable within the guidelines for course
Course Fees for the following are acceptable:
Course Fee charges for the following are not acceptable and related expenses should not occur within
the course material fee accounts:
Projecting and reviewing each material fee will ensure the agency accounts are not in deficit and ensure
agency accounts do not become in excess per ISU policy 7.6.1.
The material fees charged are deposited into a material fee agency account for each individual
corresponding material fee.
Cognos Reports Agency Report and Agency All Detail Report
It is important to continually evaluate the material fees being charged to the students. Units should
review the material required for the class, looking for efficiencies that are a cost benefit for the student.
Per the material fee Guidelines: About the 5th or 6th week of the session, the University Registrar will
send a complete report for each course to all departments, listing fee, students enrolled, and material
In June/July of each calendar year, the Provost Office will send a summary list of all active course
material fees and fee amount charged to each Unit for annual review.
When fees are collected, they are deposited into a Master Material Fee account for each Unit. Each
semester the Provost Office will initiate a transfer from the Master Material Fee account to the
Individual Course Material Fee account.
In the SharePoint form, the submitter must provide a thorough rationale on how your Unit plans to use
this fee. It is important to ensure the rationale provided follows the material fee policy, guidelines and