Student Services Finance Committee (SSFC)

What is the Student Services Finance Committee?

SSFC is the allocations branch of the student government at UW Madison. The committee allocates approximately $51 million in segregated fees, in consultation with UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

The Committee determines annual funding levels and provides oversight for student organizations housed within the General Student Services Fund, as well as WSUM Student Radio. SSFC also approves student-negotiated contracts with Madison Metro, which specify the level and cost of bus service on campus. In conjunction with Student Council, SSFC also determines funding levels for the Tenant Resource Center and the Rape Crisis Center, as well as total funding available for travel, event, and operations grants to registered student organizations.

SSFC also holds budget hearings and provides student recommendations for several multi-million dollar operations on campus, including University Health Services, the Division of Recreational Sports, the Wisconsin Union, and the Childcare Tuition Assistance Program. Under UW System Administrative Policy 820, Segregated University Fees, the Chancellor has primary authority over these fees. 

The committee has 15 voting members, all UW-Madison students. The decisions made by SSFC are sent to Student Council for confirmation, before going before the UW-Madison Chancellor and finally the UW System Board of Regents for approval. It is students’ right and obligation to oversee the distribution of segregated fees, as specified in Wisconsin Statute 36.09(5).

SSFC Members