Incidental Fee Committee

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Each year the Incidental Fee Committee makes a decision on how much money they would like to allocate to the various IFC funded areas. Due to COVID-19 and the very different circumstances we are currently in, the IFC has been presented budgets that are 50% of what they would be in a regular year. These options are significantly less than they have been in the past, however, they can still allow us to have our services and keep our staff and student jobs. These options are only for Winter Term 2021, and the IFC will continue to work diligently to make our preliminary decisions for Spring and future terms when we reconvene in January.

Complete this Google Form to share your feedback on the IFC’s preliminary decisions regarding Winter 2021 incidental fees and fee-funded areas.

Please join us via zoom for the Open Hearing on November 19, 2020 at 9:00AM or November 20th, 2020 at 10:00AM.

Announcement on IFC fees for Fall Term

Incidental Fees

Incidental fees, which are managed by student government, will not be charged for Fall 2020 term.

The Fall 2020 final budget allocation decisions were made by the IFC Special Committee on Monday September 14, 2020.

The total allocation that was passed is $1,169,333.94. The Committee has specified that $1,000,000.00 of that allocation is to come from the online tech fee and the remainder of $169,333.94 is to be taken from the IFC Reserve account.

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2020 – 2021 IFC Meetings 

Date Time Location
10/15/2020 8:30 AM Zoom
10/22/2020 8:30 AM Zoom
10/29/2020 8:30 AM Zoom
11/05/2020 8:30 AM Zoom
11/09/2020 8:00 AM Zoom Emergency Meeting
11/12/2020 8:30 AM Zoom Budget Presentations
11/19/2020 9:00 AM Zoom Open Hearing
11/20/2020 10:00 AM Zoom Open Hearing
11/23/2020 11:00 AM Zoom Conversation with President Fuller
11/25/2020 8:30 AM Zoom Final Decision

What is the Incidental Fee?

The Incidental Fee is a set amount that every student pays each term as part of Western Oregon University’s tuition and fees. The 2020-2021 incidental fee is $0.00 for Fall. The fee for Winter, Spring and Summer ’21, is To Be Determined.

According to State regulations, the Incidental Fee pays for the student activities provided by three main areas:  Intercollegiate Athletics, Educational Activities, and the Student Union.  For Western Oregon University, this breaks down into the following funded areas:



IFC Secretary - Sharon Price

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