Student Life Fee

Student Life Fee

The Student Life Fee is used to cover many of the services offered to students at the School of General Studies including student activities, printing services, athletics, information technology, use of Lerner Hall, and access to the Center for Career Education.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the Student Life Fee will be $686 per term.

Below is a breakdown of how this fee is distributed across the various services provided to you as a student:

Student Activities Fee $98
Printing $38
Athletics $240
Information Technology $239
Lerner Hall $31
Center for Career Education $39
Cross-Cutting Multi-School Activities $1

Explanation of Benefits

Student Activities Fee

The Student Activities Fee directly funds the General Studies Student Council and all expenses related to their programming initiatives that serve the undergraduate student population at the School of General Studies.


The printing fee allows undergraduates the opportunity to print 100 pages per week at the various CUIT computer labs set up around campus. Undergraduates are also allotted a reserve pool of 100 pages of printing each term.


The athletics fee grants students free access to the Dodge Fitness Center and other initiatives and programs sponsored by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education.

Information Technology

The information technology fee helps fund the student support services offered by CUIT (Columbia University Information Technology) including email and network support, SSOL, student computer labs, Courseworks, classroom technology, and the Help Desk.

Lerner Hall

Students can reserve space free of charge in Lerner Hall after 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and all day on the weekends through University Event Management.

Center for Career Education

The mission of the Center for Career Education is to help students and alumni develop the key competencies necessary to make informed decisions and take the necessary steps to achieve their career goals. The Center establishes connections and facilitates interaction among undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, employers, and organizations to generate opportunities that help students pursue their personal and professional objectives.

Cross-Cutting Multi-School Activities

The Cross-Cutting Multi-School Activities Fee funds the Interschool Governing Board, which supports student organizations whose members are from all the undergraduate schools.