Skip to content

We’re Working on Something Awesome for You!

Welcome to the Student Technology Fee Committee. We’re hard at work behind the scenes preparing a brand new online experience for you. Thank you for your patience while we get everything ready for a launch later this quarter.

  • Meeting Notice

    Notice: A regular meeting of the Student Technology Fee Committee will take place on Monday, December 5, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. in HUB 303 or virtually via Zoom – invite information below. Draft agenda can be viewed here.

    Read more.

What We’re Doing

The Student Technology Fee Committee is currently restructuring our operations and proposal processes to better serve you. Here’s a sneak peak of what we’re doing:

  • Expanded Staff | We have doubled our staffing levels, creating more opportunities to work directly with you on your ideas and proposals and improve response times.
  • New Proposal System | We are rebuilding our proposal process and policy from the ground up, making a better streamlined process to get more money into your hands faster.
  • Outreach Strategy | To improve our reach, we are investing resources into sharing the stories of students and departments who have benefited from STF grants.
  • New Website | We are making significant improvements to our web front- and back-ends to deliver an improved experience for you and help you access the information you need.
  • Internal Improvements | Investments in our internal processes and policy will increase our capacity to serve you efficiently and ensure the STF continues to fund innovative projects for years to come.

About Us

The UW Student Technology Fee (STF) was created by the Washington State Legislature [RCW 28B.15.051] and the UW Board of Regents in 1996 to provide for and enhance technology resources for students beyond the classroom environment. The STF is student-levied and student-distributed, generating over $4 million in annual revenue which is paid out to over 100 students and departments each year.

The STF is used to fund a variety of technology needs, some being one-off proposals and others being regular and renewable “Block” requests. Recent requests have included a Smart Board for the Department of Economics, automated sanitization stations for the Department of Chemical Engineering, and equipment for a Mars Rover built by Husky Robotics. Other departments, including UW Libraries, STLP, The Daily, and UW-IT receive Block Funding totaling over $1 million annually. 

The STF Committee is composed of representatives selected by the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS). These representatives, or Committee members, are responsible for reviewing proposals, debating their merits, and rendering a decision. The Committee is also supported by several student and professional staff members who conduct day-to-day operations, fiscal oversight, and auditing services.

I Have Questions

Are you a student or university unit that has an active STF grant and have questions about your proposal or budget? Contact us at stfproposalteam@uw.edu and include your proposal number (2022-46 for example), if applicable.

Don’t have an active proposal or grant but still have questions? Contact us at stfexec@uw.edu.

Want to schedule a meeting with a member of our team? Use our self-service scheduling tool below.