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What is the IT Fee?

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Article SummaryThe IT Fee pays for student network account, student email, and student printing among other things.
This article is intended for students at all campuses.
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What is the IT Fee?

The Information Technology (IT) Fee is an agreement between the college Information Technology Services (ITS) department and the Students Association. It is a small fee students pay each term with their tuition to offset costs for the college computer services, including helping pay for the college computer network, 93 computer labs, basic printing and other computer related services on campus.

At Algonquin College, each course or program is flagged for whether it requires computers. If your course does need computers, the IT Fee is mandatory. If your course does not, you do not pay the IT Fee with your tuition, but you may still opt-in to have access to the computer services by visiting your registrar office and paying the fee. If you decide to opt-in, see How do I opt-in to the IT Fee?


How do I know if I paid the IT Fee with my tuition?

To check if you have paid the IT Fee, go to the Algonquin College website page for your program, which lists all fees associated with the program including the IT Fee. You can also talk to your program coordinator.


What do I get when I pay the IT Fee?

Eligible students will receive:
  • a College network account which provides access to many college digital services and comes with 250 megabytes of storage,
  • a personal email address with 50 gigabytes of mail storage,
  • Internet access while on campus - can connect with multiple devices,
  • technical support for college related issues via self-help support pages, email support, and phone support,
  • loaner laptops (both Windows and Apple laptops) that eligible students students can borrow when their laptop is in for service
  • unlimited use of the Access Labs, and
  • 700 print credits per term of printing (for Fall 2017 / Winter 2018) - Note: No print credits will provided during co-op work terms.

What is the actual amount that I will have to pay?

The IT Fee will be displayed on your break down of fees on your tuition receipt.
As of Fall 2017/Winter 2018 the IT Fee is:
  • $159.62 per semester for full time students, 
  • $1.60 per course hour to a maximum of $159.62 per term for part-time program students,
  • $35 per term for part-time on campus courses, and
  • $50 on a course by course basis for part-time online courses.
Note: The Technology Fee is pro-rated for Apprenticeship students based on the number of weeks in the academic level.

These fees will increase 1.5% per year at the start of the Fall semester starting in 2017.

For current fees, including IT Fee and others, see the Registrar's Office website.
For the IT Fees paid by online learning courses, see the Centre for Continuing & Online Learning.

Note: If you do not pay the IT Fee as part of your tuition, you do not have access to the services listed on this page.

For more information, see the attached PDF titled IT FEE MOU - Jan 2017.

 

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