Tuition rates and service and activities fees are set by the Board of Trustees within the parameters of the state Legislature. Tuition consists of operations fee, the capital building fee, and the services and activities fees. In addition, 4% of tuition collected goes to fund student financial aid. The operations fee, with the state’s general fund appropriation, is used to support the University’s primary mission, the education of its students. This money funds instruction, library, student services, administrative and maintenance functions. The capital building fee is used for the construction of academic facilities; it is not used for either housing or dining buildings or to support the University’s operating budget. The service and activities fee is used to amortize, in part, residence halls, dining halls and student activities facilities; to provide the Associated Students administration; and to support student activities such as theater, forensics, musical activities, intramural and intercollegiate activities, etc. Visit the Budget and Financial Planning Office for more detailed information.