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What is the campus print policy? How many pages can I print?

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2015  |  1304 Views

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When the new term begins, incoming students will receive all their print jobs up-front for their entire program, budgeted at 1000 pages per year. For example, a student in a 5-year program will receive 5,000 pages up-front to use over the course of their program. The pages are then converted to a dollar amount which is placed into each student's USciences OneCard account to be used only for printing. The dollar amounts are shown here, and have no actual cash value.

B&W single page $0.09/page
B&W duplex page $0.14/page
Color single page  $0.25/page
Color duplex $0.37/page

The number of pages given to students is determined by their year and the length of their program and is broken down like this:

Incoming Students in 4 Year Programs

  • Year 1 - 4000 prints
  • Year 2 - 3500 prints
  • Year 3 - 3000 prints

Incoming Students in 5 and 6 Year Programs

  • Year 1 - 6000 prints
  • Year 2 - 5,500 prints
  • Year 3 - 4,500 prints

The print policy described above was introduced in the summer of 2012 and announced in the Prescription, Vol. II, issue 2, as seen here:

printing policy scan

This answer is supplied by the Technology Services Department, who develop the print policy with SGA.

page updated 18 September 2015

Answered by Chris WiemanBookmark and Share

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