How It Works

Special Assessments

Special Assessments

The Special Assessment Student Services Fee (SSF) process includes groups on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus that meet the minimum criteria outlined in the SSF Special Assessment Handbook. The process is student-led, advised by the Office for Student Affairs (OSA), and all committee activities are open to the public. Recommendations for funding are made in a viewpoint-neutral manner and are driven by guidelines for decision-making that are outlined in the SSF Special Assessment Handbook.

Special Assessments

Student Activity Fee

Student Activity Fee

The Student Services Fee (SSF) process is open to all registered student groups on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus that meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the SSF Student Groups Handbook. The process is student-led, advised by the Office for Student Affairs (OSA), and all committee activities are open to the public. Recommendations for funding are made in a viewpoint-neutral manner and are driven by guidelines for decision-making that are outlined in the SSF Student Groups Handbook. A student group in the SSF process must be registered with Student Activities as a Registered Student Organization or Campus Life Program.

Student Group Funding Process

Media Groups

Media Groups

The Media Groups Student Services Fee (SSF) process includes groups on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus that meet the minimum criteria outlined in the SSF Media Groups Handbook. Media groups must have a mission that indicates that the group’s primary focus is to provide a media-related service (not exclusive to social media) to campus. The process is student-led, advised by the Office for Student Affairs (OSA), and all committee activities are open to the public. Recommendations for funding are made in a viewpoint-neutral manner and are driven by guidelines for decision-making that are outlined in the SSF Media Groups Handbook. 

Media Groups Funding Process

Administrative Units

Administrative Units

The Administrative Units Student Services Fee (SSF) process includes non-academic units on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus whose mission is to provide programming, services and facilities to support students and enhance their experience while at the University. Units participating in this process must meet all criteria outlined in the SSF Administrative Units Handbook, and students involved in the governing boards of the units must inform the requests. The process is student-led, advised by the Office for Student Affairs (OSA), and all committee activities are open to the public. Recommendations for funding are made in a viewpoint-neutral manner and are driven by guidelines for decision-making that are outlined in the SSF Administrative Units Handbook. 

Administrative Units Funding Process