Starting in Fall 2001, the SIUC College of Business (formerly known as the College of Business and Administration) began assessing College of Business majors a technology fee of $4.58 per credit hour. The charge would max out at twelve credit hours in Fall and Spring semesters and at six credit hours in Summer sessions. This amount was later raised to $6.00 per credit hour starting in Summer 2004.
Starting in Fall 2008, this technology fee began to be phased out and is being subsumed under the Differential Tuition surcharge (see next paragraph). Consequently, students will be charged either the technology fee or the Differential Tuition surcharge but not both.¹
Starting in Fall 2008, the College of Business implemented a Differential Tuition surcharge of 15% of applicable tuition for declared College of Business majors that are new students (entering undergraduate or entering graduate students as of Fall 2008 or later). The Differential Tuition surcharge is assessed at the applicable in-state or alternate tuition rate. If students are charged the Differential Tuition surcharge, the technology fee (see previous paragraph) will not be assessed.¹
Starting in Fall 2008, the College of Business implemented a "Minor Program Fee" that is equal to 15% of 15 credit hours of applicable in-state tuition for declared College of Business minors who are not paying the Differential Tuition surcharge. This fee is applicable only for new students (entering undergraduate students as of Fall 2008 or later). Students who started prior to Fall 2008 will not be assessed this fee. Students who are also College of Business majors will not be assessed this fee (since they are already paying the Differential Tuition surcharge).
For more details about the Differential Tuition charges, see http://bot.siu.edu/leg/appendix_a.html, Item 1, Note 4.
¹ Basically, those students who started in the College of Business prior to Fall 2008 will continue to pay the technology fee (for as long as they are enrolled there), while those who started there during or after Fall 2008 will pay the Differential Tuition surcharge. Currently, only a small number of students still pay the technology fee.