UW Information Technology

Technology Recharge Fee

The Technology Recharge Fee (TRF) was established in 2010 to provide a sustainable long-term funding model for critical information technology services at the UW. The fee is a per capita rate paid by all UW academic and administrative units to supplement existing central funds, which pay for the basic services. See TRF archive and history.

Technology Recharge Fee Rates for FY 2017

The FY 2017 Technology Recharge Fee is effective July 1, 2016, and is:

  • $56.13 per month per capita for all academic and administrative units. This represents a 1.1 percent increase over the FY 2016 rate of $55.51.
  • $51.34 per month per capita for the Medical Centers. This represents a 0.8 percent increase over the FY 2016 rate of $50.91.

This increase is necessary to help address the rising costs of delivering IT services to the University community.

Basic services covered by the TRF: FY 2017 – Basic Services (PDF)

Technology Fee Review and Rate Setting Process

The IT Service Investment Board is charged by the Provost with conducting an annual review of the TRF level and methodology. The Provost approved the Board’s recommendation to increase the TRF rates for FY 2017. Under the Board’s recommendation, the methodology and basic bundle of services remain unchanged from FY 2016.The Board’s recommendation reflects advice from the Technology Recharge Fee Advisory Committee, comprised of UW School and College administrators representing academic and administrative units and UW Medical Centers, which provides the Board with in-depth analysis and counsel.

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