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

Here is Everything You Need to Apply:

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


Longhorn Lights Out had some exceptional volunteer turnouts this Spring! Check out their website and look for announcements to stay involved and keep saving energy!


In April 2015, the Green Labs Team celebrated the first labs to be certified under the program. Pictured is Josh Lara from the Reichler Lab Group with three members of the team.


Reports and Past Projects

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