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. Please, see TRF Overview for more details.

Technology Recharge Fee Rates for FY 2020

The FY 2020 Technology Recharge Fee is effective July 1, 2019, with a slight adjustment in rates from FY 2019:

  • $57.53 per month per capita for all academic and administrative units (a 0.4 percent increase over the current rate of $57.28)
  • $51.75 per month per capita for the Medical Centers (a  -0.8 percent decrease from the current rate of $52.20)

Basic services covered by the TRF: FY 2020 – 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 implement an adjustment to the TRF rates for FY 2020. These new rates do not represent an increase in new funds to support basic IT services delivered by UW-IT. The slight adjustment in the two rates offset each other and is due to a change in the cost of each of the covered services and to whom those services are allocated.

Under the Board’s recommendation, the methodology and basic bundle of services covered by the TRF will not change. The Board’s recommendation reflects advice from the Technology Recharge Fee Advisory Committee, which provides in-depth analysis and counsel. The committee is comprised of administrators representing academic and administrative units, as well as UW Medical Centers.

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