The following are situations in which institutions SHALL NOT charge students special course fees:

  1. For salaries and wages for any university instructor, support staff, or administrative staff.
  2. For the normal consumption of materials purchased by the university for use by students in activities that are integral to credit course instruction, such as glassware used by students enrolled in chemistry courses. However, institutions MAY:
    1. Collect a deposit in order to ensure the return in reasonable condition of university equipment and supplies temporarily assigned to a student.
    2. Recover costs from an individual student when the institution provides resources to the student beyond those provided to all students in a course, such as when the student chooses to upgrade materials or complete optional course requirements. The institution must notify the student beforehand that a choice to upgrade materials will result in an additional charge.
  3. For standard equipment and maintenance, such as desks, blackboards, computer projection equipment, fitness equipment, or other standard equipment used for instructional purposes.
  4. For typical instructional handout materials, such as syllabi, assignments, or examination materials.
  5. For the purchase of laptops, the use of computer and other laboratory equipment, operating system software, computer maintenance and related supplies, or expenses covered by the student technology tuition surcharge fee.
  6. For honoraria.
  7. For health and/or safety equipment required in carrying out course activities, such as equipment required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, including but not limited to safety shields, respirators, and eye wash equipment.
  8. For other course supplies or materials that could reasonably be expected to be covered by an institution’s regular instructional budget.