Mandatory Fee Review

Every two years Indiana University reviews the allocation of mandatory student fees.

The Mandatory Fee Review process provides the departments of Indiana University Bloomington an opportunity to request funding support from mandatory student fees for the next two academic years. The review is conducted by a committee of seven current IU Bloomington students and the presidents of the IU Student Association (IUSA) and the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) under the supervision of the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs.

The committee submits funding recommendations to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, campus administration, and the Board of Trustees regarding the distribution of mandatory student fees.

For 2016-17, the total undergraduate resident tuition and mandatory fees is $10,016.66 with mandatory fees representing 9.3% of the total costs (i.e. $929.86). 

Join The 2017 Committee For Fee Review

The application deadline for the Committee for Fee Review was January 30, 2017.

Guidelines For Submitting A Proposal For Funding

Written proposals are now being accepted for the 2017 Mandatory Fee Review.

Proposals for funding require a written proposal followed by oral presentations and a discussion with the Fee Review Committee.

The written proposal must include:

  1. A concise description and brief history of your group or administrative unit. The description should explain the fundamental purpose of the request and the populations served, provide participant/user figures, and indicate the range of programs/services provided.
  2. An explanation of any changes in your use of mandatory fee money since the last fee review.
  3. An explanation of all other funding sources supporting your organization or administrative unit sufficient to give the Committee a full understanding of all your fiscal resources.
  4. An explanation of your response to any recommendations the previous Fee Review committee provided you.
  5. The fee level you are requesting for the next two fiscal years.
  6. Your rationale or justification for the fee level you are requesting.
  7. A completed budget template.
    • Please provide your needed operational budget only. For planning purposes, please use 1.5% increase for salaries and 6% for benefits.  The actual calculation will not be derived until later spring.  Units will be updated if there are other late changes.  
    • The budget template shows budgeted and actual expenses. This allows each unit to provide their year-end projections for FY17, projections for future years, and estimated budgets for FY18 and FY19.  The opportunity for elaboration will be available during the oral presentations stage.
    • Because your request is for a biennium, the requests for the two years may be for different amounts.
    • Guidelines regarding increases to tuition and mandatory fees have yet to be issued, however, every effort, including the use of any potential balances, should be used to assist in controlling costs for students.
  8. Supplemental materials such as charts and graphs.

The deadline for written proposals is Friday, March 3, 2017. Submit your written proposal. 

The Committee for Fee Review will begin scheduling presentations shortly after the deadline. You will receive the date, time and location for your presentation at the email you provide with your proposal submission. Presentations will be scheduled for the weekend of April 7 – 9, 2017.

The entire process is scheduled to be completed before the end of the spring semester 2017. 


If you have questions concerning the Fee Review process, you may consult with the co-chairs of the Committee for Fee Review IUSA President Sara Zaheer ( or GPSG President Adam Reneker ( You may also contact Associate Dean of Students Carol McCord at (812) 855-8187 or Dean McCord serves as the ex-officio advisor for the Committee for Fee Review.

If you have questions about the budget template, contact Rhea Freeman (Senior Associate Director, Budget, Planning & Development) at (812) 856-2736 or