Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Please, make sure to check our new funding policy guidelines before you submit any requests for funding.
After you submit your application, make sure to come to Office Hours to get your application on the committee's agenda.
The Appropriations Committee
Fee waivers: https://goo.gl/fEiGr3
October 16, 2016
Update on ASSU Student Activities Fee Waiver
All Stanford students enrolled in degree-granting programs pay the Student Activities Fee. The fee supports a massive breadth of campus activity that we often take for granted - within both the undergraduate and graduate communities. The fee directly funds student-led initiatives that are voted-on annually by students, or approved weekly by the ASSU legislative bodies.
As a student, you may opt to waive part or all of this fee, which Stanford University collects on the behalf of the ASSU. Waiving a fee means that you choose not to fund certain campus organizations, and do not intend to participate in any of the activities partly or fully supported by those organizations. Waiving this fee does not constitute "free money".
This quarter, the ASSU implemented a new waiver system. During the transition, we have had technical difficulties:
- Initially, the site waivers.stanford.edu would not redirect to the actual waiver portal. This has since been resolved. We are exploring long-term solutions to this problem.
- Some co-terms have dual status as both undergraduate and graduate. These students were charged both a Graduate and Undergraduate Student Activities Fee. For these students, the new system did not effectively process their waiver options. We are actively working to ensure that those affected are able to waive part or all of both fees.
Due to the technical difficulties, we will extend the waivers process for this quarter by two weeks to Friday, October 28th at 11:59 pm. The ASSU is sincerely grateful for your patience throughout this process, as we work to best serve you. There has never been any intent to disempower students who wish to responsibly waive their fees.
If you have any further questions about the process, please email Assistant Financial Manager, Sean Means smeans2 ‘at’ sse.stanford.edu.
The waiver site is now open and can be accessed through this link https://goo.gl/fEiGr3. The waiver process will run from the first Friday through the third Friday of every quarter based on the undergraduate calendar, excluding the summer quarter. This quarter, Autumn 2016, the waiver process will run from Friday, September 30 through Friday, October 14.
Please be aware that waiving your fee can have actual implications. This is not free money. By waiving your fee, you are choosing not to fund certain groups on campus. It also means that you do not intend to participate in any of the activities that might be put on by the groups whose fee you have waived. While you do have a right to waive part or all of your student activities fee, please do so responsibly and with the understanding of what waiving your fee means.