College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
CSI Association, Inc.
 Understanding your Student Activity Fee!

CSI Association, Inc.
Understanding your Student Activity Fee!

If you have ever carefully studied your tuition bill, you will notice that $99 or $63 is tacked onto the total and clarified (though not made much clearer) as “Student Activity Fee.”  What is this?  This is your student activity (SA) fee.  Each full-time student and each part-time student pays a SA fee of $99 and $63, respectively.  The Student Activity Fee funds different types of activities, programs, and events, but, these things all have one common denominator – the money is used for the benefit of the student body.  The SA fee provides funds for the University Student Senate (USS); the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG); the Children’s Center; Campus Activities Board; the WSIA student-run radio station; the Student Government; the Association; athletic teams and other activities in the Sports and Recreation Center; Publications such as The Banner, Caesura, Operation Three-legged Dolphin, Serpentine and Third Rail; Health and Wellness services; and student clubs and organizations.  An example of your SA fee at work would be one of the many campus barbeques you may see and participate in that offers free food and soda.  Technically, of course, it is not free – it was paid for using SA fee funds.  Other student activities and events funded by the SA fee include Broadway plays, bands, comedians, other performers and speakers, outings to sporting events and theme parks, and movie showings in the Campus Center.  On the other hand, SA fee money has no affiliation with the CSI bookstore, the cafeteria, or Parking & DolphinCard services.  SA fee money is allocated to a club or an organization and then budgets are approved by the CSI Association.

Student Activity Fees are earmarked for the support of certain activities and allocated by a particular group as follows: Full-Time Fee
$  99.00
  Part-Time Fee
$  63.00
Earmarking Group:          
Athletics $ 27.00   $ 17.00
Intramurals/Recreation $ 2.00   $ 2.00
Student Government $ 15.00   $ 10.00
Clubs/Organizations $ 3.50   $ 2.75
Publications $ 3.50   $ 2.75
Association $ 13.00   $ 6.00
Childcare $ 11.50   $ 5.50
Campus Activities Board $ 8.00   $ 5.00
WSIA Radio Station $ 6.00   $ 3.00
Health and Wellness $ 4.65   $ 4.15
New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) $ 4.00   $ 4.00
University Student Senate (USS) $ .85   $ .85