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 the UW System Administrative Policy SYS 825, Special Course Fees, 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 new course approval submission, via Curriculog, to the Curriculum and Instruction Committee. On the approval form, select "special course fee required." Generate a Special Course Fee request via Curriculog.

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.

The annual deadline for submitting new or revised course fees for existing courses is approximately October 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.