Current & Prior Allocations

How Is The SSF Allocated?

Organizations submit a written proposal and budget, and also make a presentation annually to the Student Services Fee Committee to request funds for the following school year. 

The committee then evaluates each organization based on the following criteria:

  1. Specific, identifiable developmental benefits and services to students.
  2. Achievable, measurable and affordable objectives, and a need for SSF funding to achieve objectives
  3. Adherence to written governing guidelines
  4. Accessibility to students
  5. Fiscal responsibility (for example, balanced budget, expenses in line with budget, if applicable - plan for debt or expenditures reduction, or plans for seeking other sources of funding)
  6. Contributions to UMD Goal 2: Advance equity, diversity, inclusiveness, and social justice within the campus community.


The SSFC will also consider these factors.

  1. Organization officer/board participation
  2. Frequency of regular meetings
  3. Student input into organizational decisions about the budget
  4. Clarity of materials
  5. Contributions to UMD Goal 2: Advance equity, diversity, inclusiveness, and social justice within the campus community.
  6. Outreach to a broad student audience
  7. Contributions to the total campus life environment
  8. Personal benefits students derive from the use of their fees by the administrative unit or CLP
  9. Quality of services.
  10. Efforts to assess and improve the quality of service to students?
  11. Uniqueness of opportunities/service

Student Organizations and Departmental Programs

Student organizations classified as Campus Life Programs (CLPs) and university departments that provide specific student extracurricular programs may apply for funding.


Three university departments are supported by Student Services Fees:

  • Health Services
  • Recreational Sports Outdoor Programs
  • Kirby Student Center