Technology Recharge Fee

Last updated: January 2, 2024

The Technology Recharge Fee (TRF) was established in 2010 to provide a sustainable long-term funding model for critical information technology services at the UW. The fee is a per capita rate paid by all UW academic and administrative units to supplement existing central funds, which pay for the basic services. Please, see TRF Overview for more details.

Technology Recharge Fee Rates for FY 2025

The FY 2025 Technology Recharge Fee is effective July 1, 2024, with an increase in rates from FY 2024:

  • $72.30 per month per capita for all academic and administrative units, a four percent increase. (The current rate is $69.52).
  • $64.73 per month per capita for the UW Medical Centers, a four percent increase. (The current rate is $62.24).

Basic services covered by the TRF: Basic Services

Technology Fee Review and Rate Setting Process

The IT Service Investment Board is charged by the Provost with conducting an annual review of the TRF level and methodology. The Provost approved the Board’s recommendation to implement the new rates to strike a balance between addressing known increases (e.g., enterprise software licenses and merit increases) and to keep the fund balance as close to University guidelines as possible.

The Board’s recommendation reflects advice from the Technology Recharge Fee Advisory Committee, which provides in-depth analysis and counsel. The committee is comprised of administrators representing academic and administrative units, as well as UW Medical Centers.

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