Skagit Valley College

Access • Achievement • Community

Skagit Valley College

Access • Achievement • Community

Skagit Valley College

Access • Achievement • Community

Pay for Print System Information

Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon Campus has implemented a Pay for Print system for all students in the following student computer labs: Ford Hall 104, Angst Hall 203, Lewis Hall 221, and the Norwood Cole Library due to rising material costs and state budget reductions. Skagit Valley College was one of the few remaining state higher education institutions that did not charge students for printing.

In 2009 the college expended close to $97,000.00 for printing, paper, toner and professional support for open lab printing on the Mount Vernon campus. The college could not continue to support this service.

The Pay for Print system was implemented with two main objectives:

First, encourage students to become more aware of their printing habits. If students are encouraged to think about and be responsible for the economic impact of their printing they may choose to print less or less often.

Second, the products needed to print (toner, paper and hardware) have tangible environmental impacts. Skagit Valley College and the department of Information Technology recognizes this and wishes to help the college create a campus where institutional sustainability and resource conservation are practiced.

NOTE: There are NO REFUNDS from the Pay for Print system, please deposit the minimum amount needed for printing.

SPRING 2016 UPDATE: The quarterly credit allowance is increasing from $3 to $5 via an award from the Student Technology Fee.

If you have questions about the operation of the system and/or reasons for its implementation please contact us via email.
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