Segregated fees are charges, in addition to tuition, assessed to all students for student services, activities, programs, and facilities that support the mission of University of Wisconsin System institutions, including UW-Madison.
Each component of the Segregated Fee receives a formal budget hearing before the Student Services Finance Committee (SSFC). SSFC is a committee made up of UW Students whose task is to allocate segregated fees in consultation with the Chancellor. Although SSFC is the primary decision-maker regarding segregated fees, the committee’s proposals are confirmed by ASM’s Student Council before being sent first to the UW-Madison Chancellor and finally to the UW-System Board of Regents.
The decisions made by the SSFC directly determine how much each student will pay in segregated fees each year. It is UW Students’ right and obligation to oversee the distribution of segregated fees. For more information on student authority over segregated fees, see Regent Policy 30-5.