Student fees may be used to support services which benefit the student and which are complementary to, but not a part of, the instructional program. These programs include, but are not limited to, operating and capital expenses for services related to the physical and psychological health and well-being of students; social and cultural activities and programs; services related to campus life and campus community; and educational and career support. These programs create a supportive learning environment and provide general student enrichment.
SFAC is charged with evaluating Student Fee Funded Units and making recommendations on allocations of the Student Fees that every undergraduate and graduate student pays while attending UC Merced. Our duty is to see that the proposed Student Fee uses are in the best interests of students, the UC Merced community, and in compliance with existing policies and guidelines. Annually, the committee compiles and submits recommendations for allocations of the Student Services Fees.
SFAC consists of twelve voting members, three non-voting advisors, and five non-voting ex-officio representatives from the Associated Students (AS) and the Graduate Students Association (GSA). The twelve voting members are drawn from a cross-section of the campus population which either pay the Fee, use Reg Fee Services, or are involved in the Student Fee Administration process. Advisors to the committee come from the Planning and Budget Office as well as the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Office.