Green Fee

Green Fee Provides Added Value to UT Austin Community

The Green Fee is a competitive grant program funded by UT Austin tuition fees to support sustainability-related projects and initiatives proposed by university students, faculty or staff. The Green Fee is $5 per semester per student and $2.50 for the summer session. Funds are awarded each May through an annual grant competition. A student majority committee solicits and reviews proposals and awards Green Fee funds.

Since the program’s creation in 2011, over 130 grants have been awarded totaling over $2 million dollars. The following examples represent a diverse range of recent Green Fee projects:

  • Waller Creek Working Group
  • Water Garden at the UT Marine Science Institute
  • Solar Decathlon NexusHaus
  • University Health Services Waste Reduction
  • UT Tree Nursery at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
  • Safe Cycling Campaign and Bicycle Racks
  • Recycling Bins in Perry-Castañeda Library
  • Organic MicroFarm
  • Solar Study Tables & Charging Stations
  • Harry Ransom Center Landscape Makeover
  • Sustainability Course Design Awards
  • Green Greeks, Green Offices and Green Labs
  • Athletics Sustainability Squad
  • UT Farmstand
  • School of Architecture Material Exchange
  • Campus Hydration Stations

The 2018 Green Fee Applications will be available in January.

Amendments to Current Grants

If you are a current grantee and need to amend your budget, scope, or project timeline, please use this Project Amendment Form [MS Word;.docx] and Budget Sheet [MS Excel; .xlsx]. Instructions for submitting the amendment are on the form.

Green Fee Committee Members

If you are interested in serving on the Green Fee committee, request an application.

Get Acquainted with Green Fee Projects


Economics senior Joy Youwakim is interested in maximizing land use, so she is growing food on top of a local landfill ... and testing for heavy metals. Read more in The Daily Texan


Using a Green Fee grant to convert two UT greenhouses, Engineers for a Sustainable World are working to grow food without soil. Read more in The Daily Texan


Reports and Past Projects

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