Student Fee Advisory Committee


Committee Overview

Student Fee Advisory Committee
Hahn Student Bldg., Room 245

Advisor to the committee: Lucy Rojas
(831) 459-1676

About SFAC

The Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC) is an important, influential advisory group that focuses on budget allocations and use of student fees that support various campus services and programs. SFAC serves as the primary avenue for channeling student input into decisions about the allocations of fees, including the Student Services Fee, Student Programs Fee, campus-based fees (referenda), certain Miscellaneous Fees, and the Seismic and Life Safety Fee.

SFAC functions as an advisory committee to the Vice Provost for Student Success (VPSS) and makes direct funding recommendations as well as assessments of units and programs. Each academic year, the VPSS charges SFAC with specific activities and analysis, and overall the purpose and objectives of the committee include the following:

  • To assist the VPSS in regular efforts to ascertain attitudes of the student body on matters pertaining to student fees;
  • To provide a continuing study of programs supported by the Student Services Fee, Student Programs Fee, and/or selected programs supported by Miscellaneous Fees, and to recommend funding priorities to the VPSS; and
  • To advise the VPSS on other questions, which he/she may pose regarding campus-based student services and programs and campus-based student academic support.

Committee Membership

SFAC members are appointed for two-year terms and develop a significant level of expertise about the campus budgeting policies and processes. The committee is recognized across campus for its essential role as the voice of students in matters involving student fees and the student-focused services and programs the fees support. SFAC members demonstrate effective leadership, professionalism, and a high sense of responsibility to ensure the appropriate use of student fees. Committee membership includes:

  • 10 undergraduate students recommended by the SUA’s Student Committee on Committees, which attempts to identify a representative for each of the colleges;
  • Two graduate students recommended by the Graduate Student Association;
  • One staff-at-large representative recommended by the Staff Advisory Board;
  • One faculty-at-large representative recommended by the Council of Provosts; and
  • Additional non-voting members: ex-officio representative of the Student Union Assembly, representative of the Planning and Budget Office, and adviser from the Dean of Students Office.