What Are Professional Development Funds?

The Student Fee Committee annually allocates fees for professional development funds. These funds are granted to students to subsidize conference attendance or professional development opportunities, and are considered “student subsidies.” Students may apply for up to $700 in campus development funds per year.


Subsidies do not include funding for credit-bearing classes, or any educational activity or materials central to the obtaining of a degree (inquiries of this nature should be addressed to the Office of Financial Aid). They also do not include funding for job searches or graduate school applications.

Application Process

The Professional Development Request Application must be completed and submitted to the SFC at least 1 week prior to the next SFC meeting. At the SFC meeting, the applicant will discuss their proposal and their potential service to campus. Professional Development applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are being accepted until Week 9 of Spring Term.  Applications are not accepted over the summer and will begin again in October.  

Need More Information?

Contact Student Fee Committee Chair.