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Article SummaryConfirm you have not paid the IT Fee, pay the fee at the Registrar's Office, wait 3 days, and get your network account information from ACSIS.
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, many computer labs, basic printing and other computer related services on campus. A large part of your the services at the college are based on your Algonquin College network account that you will receive after paying the IT Fee. For more on your network account, see How do new students get a network account?

Programs and courses requiring the use of computers will include the IT Fee in the tuition. If your course does not, the IT Fee will not be included in the tuition. Students in courses which do not include the IT Fee in the tuition, may opt-in and pay the IT Fee to have access to the college computer services.  

Note: If the only reason you are paying the IT Fee is so you can print on campus, you do not need to pay the IT Fee. You can get a Guest print card from Card Services. For more on this, see How do I print on campus without a student or staff AC Card (ID Card)?

To opt-in to pay the IT Fee

  1. Verify that the IT Fee is not included in the course tuition. To check this:
  2. Contact the Registrar's Office to pay the fee. Make sure your information on file is correct, especially your email address.
  3. Wait 3 business days for your network account to be created. It will appear in ACSIS under "Network Account Info" once it is ready to use.
  4. Get your network account username and password from your ACSIS account - Where can I find my network account information?
  5. If you do not have an account 4 days after you paid the fee, contact the Registrar's Office to confirm your information.
If you need assistance with computer related issues, come to the ITS Service Desk - How can I contact ITS?

Note: To find out what the IT Fee provides you access to, see What is the IT Fee?



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