As Wisconsin State Statute 36.09(5) states, students shall have the primary responsibility of allocating student segregated fees (around four million dollars). A portion of every student's tuition is currently contributed to over 20 organized activities that include Athletics, the Children's Center, Forensics, Health Services, UAC, and others. The Finance Commission's main responsibility is to determine where and how these fees are allocated. Recommendations from the Finance Commission go to the full Student Senate for approval.
The public is encouraged to attend the Budget Hearings which typically take place the last week in October. After hearings and deliberations (usually set for early November), the Finance Commission submits a bill for the Student Senate to vote on in mid-February.
The Finance commission bylaws are available for viewing or for download in PDF format below: