Pro-Rated Benefit (PB) Funds
Pro-Rated Benefit (PB) Funds are available each semester to every recognized departmental student association (RDSA) that has chartered with the Student Activities Center.
All graduate/professional students pay $25 in GPSA fees when they pay their tuition each semester. RDSAs can request a percent of this fee for their department’s use. These allocations, available in the fall and spring semesters, are called PB Funds.
PB Funds are awarded based on the number of students enrolled in your department. For every enrolled graduate student, your RDSA is eligible for a percentage of their GPSA fee. The more students you have in your department the more PB Funds you are eligible for.
To collect your PB funds, first verify that your organization is an RDSA and is chartered with the Student Activities Center .
Requirements of RDSA from GPSA Constitution (Section V.C.2.B) (pdf)
NOTE: Your RDSA's charter must be renewed each year. Generally organizations do this at the beginning of fall semester. Only officers listed on an RDSA charter can request PB funds. Make sure to keep your department up to date!
Watch for workshops from GPSA and Student Government Accounting Office during August and September. These sessions provide orientation to SGAO operations and overview the PB Funds request process.
*PB Funds requests can be submitted at the start of fall and spring semester. Requests must be received by June 15 in order to be processed for the fiscal year.
1. Charter your organization with the Student Activities Center, Room 1018, in the Student Union Building. Contact the SAC (277-4706) for questions regarding your RDSA's charter.
2. Once you have chartered your organization, use the on-line PB Funds request form below to submit your application.
Alternatively, you may send a memo by letter or fax to Yvette Hall in the Student Government Accounting Office requesting that your department's PB Funds be transferred to your account. Please send a copy of the memo to the GPSA President.
A) the number of graduate students in your department,
Your request will be checked against the 21 day report of official enrollment in each department and then processed.
3. Collect your PB Funds.
Contact the GPSA office for more information at 277-3803 or email at email@example.com.
PB Fund Request Form
On-line requests for Pro-rated Benefits allocations may be made by completing the information below. Though the recommended method for request submission is via this web-based form, this page may also be printed and submitted as a hard-copy to the GPSA President (SUB 1021).
Departmental organizations are allocated funds through GPSA on a per-capita basis each semester. All requests for PB funds must be made to the Student Government Accounting Office and the GPSA President in writing or via e-mail.
Organizations requesting funding must: