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Request Details

Request Type

The request type field tells MAUI how to validate and process a course fee request. Valid request types are:

  • Create - Request the creation of a new course fee. New fees must be reviewed by the Miscellaneous Fee Committee. Fees are approved for a 5 year term and will take effect in the specified session. 
  • Modify - Modify an existing course fee. Fee modifications require approval by the Miscellaneous Fee Committee. Modified fees are approved for a new 5 year term.
  • End - End an existing course fee. End requests are not subject to committee approval. They must complete Departmental approval and Registrar's review. Course fees can be ended for the current session.
  • Renew - Renew an expiring course fee for a new 5 year term. Renewal requests are automatically generated by MAUI and assigned to the user with the course fee initiator role for the department. Renewal request are subject to approval by the Miscellaneous Fee Committee. 

Effective Session

The effective session field specifies the session in which the change will be reflected in MAUI's Tuition Assessment system. Request types that require committee approval are driven by the committee's regularly scheduled meetings. Requests are considered well before a session begins. Requests for Summer and Fall are due by February 15. Requests for Winter and Spring are due by October 1. See the Course Fee Calendar for details.

Fee Specification

Course Identity

The three course identity fields specify the applicable sections for a fee. A fee can be specified at the course or section level. Course-level fees apply to all credit-hour sections for a course. Section-level fees apply to specific sections. When specifying a course-level fee, leave the section field empty. The fee's course identity must be specified in the new course numbering system, e.g. ARTS:1010.

  • Course Subject - Course subject from the new course numbering system, e.g. BIOL.
  • Course Number - 4 digit course number
  • Section Number - 4 digit section number

Fee Details

The four fee detail fields specify when and how much to charge students enrolled in the course.

  • Amount - Dollar amount of the fee.
  • Charge By - Specify whether the fee is charged by Course or charged by Hours. If the a fee is charged by course, the fee amount is assessed for each student enrolled in the course. If the fee is charged by hours, then the fee amount is charged for each hour the student is enrolled in the course. As a result if the amount is $100, the fee is charged by hours, and a student is enrolled for 3 hours, then the student will be assessed $300.
  • Minimum Hours - The minimum number of hours a student must be enrolled to have the fee assessed. If a course fee is to be assessed regardless of how many semester hours (SH) a student enrolls for, then list Min Hrs as zero (0). If a course fee is to be assessed only when a student enrolls for a specific number of SH (e.g., 4 SH), then list Min Hrs as four (4). For example, a course is offered for 3 SH (lecture only) or 4 SH (lecture + lab). If the course fee applies only when the student chooses the lecture + lab option, only students who enroll for 4 SH will be assessed the course fee.

  • Refundable 
    • Standard - Course Fee uses the same withdrawal rules as Tuition and Mandatory Fees
    • Never Refundable - department has incurred the expense the course fee is meant to offset once a student is registered in a course regardless if the course has started - example would be travel expenses for a field trip
    • Not Refundable after course start - The expense to the department has been incurred once the student begins the course and the expense cannot be recovered. example - Art supplies purchased for students and cannot be used by any other student.

Projected Revenue

All requests reviewed by the Miscellaneous Fee committee must include a revenue projection. This projection should represent the expected revenue generated by a single session the course is offered. Revenue is calculated by multiplying the fee amount by the number of students expected to enroll per session. If enrollment is expected to fluctuate significantly between sessions, that can be explained in the justification.

  • Enrollment - Number of students expected to enroll in a typical offering of the course or section.
  • CreditHours - If the fee is charged by hours, specify the number of semester hours for which a student would typically register.
  • RevenueFee Amount x Projected Enrollment x Credit Hours


The fee justification should provide a summary of the fee. <Please expand>


All requests reviewed by the Miscellaneous Fee committee must include a budget detailing the materials and services the fee covers. The form provides a simple budget tool to specify each cost on a per-student basis. Each item should include a brief description and the cost. The description may contain additional information such as the quantity of material needed. The sum of the budget items should equal the fee amount. When the budget total equals the fee amount, a green check-mark will appear beside the total.