The Media Studies Lab Course Fee is a per credit hour fee approved by the Board of Curators for students enrolled in applied media studies courses requiring significant investment in equipment. This mandatory fee becomes effective with the Fall 2006 semester. The proceeds from this supplemental fee are used to fund the purchase, maintenance, and repair of the equipment and other laboratory expenses that support students' instruction. 20% of the funds generated from this fee will be used for need based scholarships to offset the financial hardship that the fee may impose on the neediest students.