2019 Student IT Fee Analysis

Student Information Technology Fee

University students have high expectations for learning and living in today’s digital environment. They pay a mandatory annual fee which is used to enhance the university’s student learning environment and increases Arizona’s capacities to meet digital environment expectations.

The Information Technology/Library (ITL) Fee was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents in March 2006. The IT portion of the fee supports modern technology requirements such as wireless access in high-traffic public locations, all campus outdoor areas, enhanced digital classrooms and more.

Communication User FTE Network

The Communication User FTE Network Funding Model is the mechanism by which UITS recovers a portion of the costs of providing data and voice connectivity to University of Arizona campus customers. This model is based on Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employees. For FY19, the FTE Rate was $776 per FTE.


per FTE annually

Deferred Maintenance Costs

The university has accumulated deferred network infrastructure maintenance due to the lack of increase in the FTE fee since 2008.

The replacement cost of the network equipment currently deployed on campus is $29 Million, $8.8 million of which is end of life and needs to be refreshed.


end of life network equipment

Student Fee Page

$149 Per Student Per Semester

Fee for students entering FY2019 and beyond

Network support


Academic technologies


IT Support


Student tech