SUNY campuses are authorized to establish a technology fee as part of a comprehensive funding plan to build and maintain an infrastructure offering students the highest quality learning environment.  Revenue generated from the fee may be used to address specific technology needs such as:
  1. Computing and information technology (i.e., smart classrooms, distance learning offerings, high-speed internet connection)
  2. Library automation
  3. Remote network access
  4. Student services automation (i.e., registration, billing and other administrative systems)

At Buffalo State, the technology fee:

  1. Funds basic infrastructure, enterprise software and advancements in technology integration
  2. Updates and replaces technology for classrooms, student laboratories and enhanced learning spaces
  3. Provides software for students, including Microsoft Office, Taskstream, SPSS, SAS, Adobe and library databases
  4. Funds equipment such as scanners, digital cameras, iPads and assistive technology for student laboratories
  5. Funds the work of student assistants providing technology support

SUNY's policy on fees, rentals and other charges authorizes use of the technology fee.  At Buffalo State, the Information Services and Systems (ISAS) Board sets campus-wide strategic goals for technology.