Department Resources

College Based Fees

What are College Based Fees?

The College Based Fee is money that is assessed with your tuition, but reserved for spending by your department. In the fall of 2002, students in the college voted in a $200 per quarter fee which is allocated to exclusively support the degree programs, faculty, staff, and students in individual departments. The allocation of these funds is guided by a College Based Fee board and based on a consultative process between deans, faculty, and students within their respective college.

More detailed information about the College Based Fee, the history of the fees, and how the ARCE fees compare and interact with the rest of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design is available on the CBF Section of the CAED web site.

Examples of Past Approved Expenditures

CBF Poster

Specific Purchases

  • CAED Shop: Equipment Improvements
  • Canon Copier- CSI Lab
  • Computer Chairs
  • Data Acquisition Program
  • Dell Computer Servers
  • Design Village Entrance Fees
  • Drafting Desks, 21-122E
  • Drafting Chairs
  • Duplexer for Lab Printers
  • Flat Panel Computer Monitors
  • Laser Plotter for 21-122C
  • Laser Plotter for 21-122E
  • Mounted Lab Speakers
  • Paper Cutter
  • Smart Room Technologies: 21-122A/ 21-143
  • Storage Shelving: 21-122A, B, D
  • Student Computers
  • Universal Testing Machines

Recurring Costs

  • Administrative Assistant
  • ARCE 211/212 Tutoring
  • Computer Technician
  • Printing and Copying in all Labs
  • Senior Project Funding
  • Student Lab Fees