UW-Stout's Special Course Fee Policy

Special course fees represent charges in addition to the regular instructional fee and tuition to students enrolling in certain courses that have been approved for the assigning of such a fee. Refer to G29, the UW System administrative policy for the guidelines for assessing special course fees.

If a special course fee is needed for a new course, the request is to be made with the submission to the Curriculum and Instruction Committee. In the Special Consideration Section on the New Course Cover Sheet [PDF], check "special course fee required." Include the Special Course Fee Approval Form [PDF].

For existing courses, requests for special course fees are approved through the college deans and the Special Course Fee Committee. Existing special course fees are adjusted annually through the same process. (See current listing)

The annual deadline for submitting new or revised course fees for existing courses is approximately December 15. The UW System policy on course fees requires that all course fees be published in advance in the semester timetables. Fees cannot deviate from the amount that has been published. Requests that are submitted after the timetable is printed may not be approved, or implementation may be delayed until the following semester.