Student Activity Fee

Once your organization has completed the registration process with the Office of Student Involvement and once the president and treasurer of your organization have completed OrgConnect and a SAF-B workshop, you will be eligible to apply for funding from university sources. Organizations must be in good standing with the Office of Student Involvement to receive funding. For Graduate Student Organizations, please visit the GOF Resource Page on the Hub. 

The major funding source for student organizations is the Student Activity Fee. Each quarter all full time undergraduates pay $25 that is held in a fund available to all registered undergraduate student organizations. Organizations may apply for the Student Activity Fee to help offset financial expenses to enhance the student experience at DePaul.  


Click here for the SAF-B guidelines. 

SAF B Workshop Dates for 2019-2020:

Current organization presidents and treasurers are both required to attend a SAF-B Workshop during the academic year for which they are requesting funding. These workshops are offered monthly on the first Friday of every month, at 10:00 am and 11:00 am in the OSI Conference Room in Lincoln Park unless otherwise stated.

If an organization elects a new president/treasurer at any point during the academic year, they must attend a monthly workshop. All workshops are listed on DeHUB events as “Funding Workshop.”

The dates of the monthly workshops are listed below:


October 4, 2019
November 1, 2019
January 10, 2020
February 7, 2020
March 6, 2020
April 3, 2020
May 1, 2020


SAF-B Funding Application Steps:

  1. Your organization must be a registered student organization for 2019-2020 by the Office of Student Involvement.
  2. The current president and treasurer must have attended the SAF-B Workshop prior to applying for funding. (see section above)
  3. The president or treasurer must complete the Budget Request Application through your DeHUB portal treasury by 5:00 pm on the application deadline.
    1. Your event/expense must occur at least 30 days from the application deadline, for both hearing and discretionary funding, and your application must be complete and correct by the deadline to be approved.


Hearing Funding:

Hearing Funding is requests over $1,000. Hearing Budget periods occur monthly and eligible organizations may apply for funding at every other hearing budget periods. Only the first 15 complete and correct applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis for hearing budget periods. Hearing applications are due on Mondays, and hearings are held on the following Fridays. The President or Treasurer must attend the hearing in order to be eligible for funding.

We will accept up to 35 applications to the May Hearing.

Please refer to the following application deadlines, hearing dates, and eligible event dates for 2019-2020:

Application Deadline
(Always Mondays)

Hearing Date
(Always Fridays)

Eligible Programs/Expenses

September 16, 2019

September 20, 2019

October 16, 2018 – June 30, 2019

October 7, 2019

October 11, 2019

November 7, 2018 –June 30, 2019

November 4, 2019

November 8, 2019

December 4, 2018 – June 30, 2019

January 13, 2020

January 17, 2020

February 13, 2019 – June 30, 2019

February 10, 2020

February 14, 2020

March 10, 2019 – June 30, 2019

March 9, 2020

March 13, 2020

April 9, 2019 – June 30, 2019

April 13, 2020*

April 17, 2020

May 13, 2019 – June 30, 2019

May 4, 2020**

May 8, 2020

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Please Note: The *April application is the last funding opportunity for events/expenses before the end of the school year. **May funding can only be used for events/expenses occurring after July 1 and through the next school year.

Discretionary Funding:

Discretionary Funding is requests $1,000 or less. Discretionary budget periods will occur monthly for 2019-2020, and eligible organizations may apply for funding at each discretionary budget period. Unlimited complete and correct applications are accepted for discretionary budget periods. Discretionary applications are due on Mondays, and the Board will review requests the following Fridays. The organization does not have to attend a meeting with the Board for discretionary funding.

Please refer to the following application deadlines and eligible dates for 2018-2019:

Application Deadline
(Always Mondays)

Voting Meeting (Board only)
(Always Fridays)

Eligible Programs/Expenses

September 23, 2019

September 27, 2019

October 23, 2019 – June 30, 2020

October 14, 2019

October 18, 2019

November 14, 2019 – June 30, 2020

November 11, 2019

November 15, 2019

December 11, 2019 – June 30, 2020

January 20, 2020

January 24, 2020

February 20, 2020 – June 30, 2020

February 17, 2020

February 21, 2020

March 17, 2020 – June 30, 2020

March 16, 2020

March 20, 2020

April 16, 2020 – June 30, 2020

April 20, 2020*

April 24, 2020

May 20, 2020 – June 30, 2020

May 11, 2020**

May 15, 2020

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Please Note: The *April application is the last funding opportunity for events/expenses before the end of the school year. **May funding can only be used for events/expenses occurring after July 1 and through the next school year.

Snap Funding

  1. Snap Funding allows Student Organizations to receive up to $200 for event funding outside of the normal SAF-B process. 
  2. The student organization would request funding via DeHUB budget module and would receive an answer as to whether they receive the funding within 24 business hours after being reviewed by the SAF-B Board Chair and Advisor.
  3. Student organizations must apply at least 7 days in advance of the event for which they request snap funding. 
  4. All proposals must be in alignment with spending guidelines and for events for DePaul students.
  5. Snap Funding is only for on-campus events.
  6. Student organizations cannot apply for Snap Funding for previous denied events. 
  7. Snap funding events must be open to all DePaul students.
  8. Snap events must be events that students can actively participate in, it cannot be used for fundraising or operational expenses. 
  9. Only one Snap Funding application is allowed per event. If a student organization decides to collaborate with another student organization, only one organization can apply for the snap funding. 
  10. Go to your organizations DeHUB Page>On the header click the dropdown menu for “More”>Select Treasury>Manage Budgets>New Budgets>Fill out the form accordingly and for Budget Period select the top option “(SAF-B) SNAP-Funding”. 

SAF-B Reallocation Process

If you would like to re-allocate the funding you have received from SAF-B, please fill out the Reallocation Documents and send it to the SAF-B advisor

  1. You are only allowed to re-allocate funds to items on your original funding request.
  2. You are only allowed to re-allocate funds to items that received only partial funding in your original request.
  3. You cannot re-allocate funds that were not used towards a different event. 
  4. All reallocations must be submitted with a copy of your award letter a minimum of 14 DAYS prior to your program or event to the SAF-B Advisor.
  5. If your program requires contract usage, the funding reallocation form MUST be submitted 35 DAYS prior to your program or event.
  6. The Student Activity Fee Board will review your request, provide a decision to the SAF-B Advisor and you will be notified of the decision via your reallocation request application on DeHUB within 7 DAYS of submitting the request.


Payment Processing Steps

Once you are awarded SAF-B funding, you have two options when it comes to making your purchases. You can:

  1. Make an appointment with Franco Sambataro, Coordinator for Student Involvement,; or
  2. Make the purchases using a personal credit/debit card and then fill out the Payment Processing Form, which can be found under the Forms tab on DeHUB
    1. Make sure you keep all original receipts, vendor invoices and any other relevant paperwork (copies of receipts are not accepted) and turn those into Franco
    2. Payment Processing Forms must be submitted within 30 days of making your purchase


Contract Processing Steps

  1. If you are paying a vendor or performer of any kind with SAF-B funds and/or organization funds you must submit a contract through the Budget Portal on DeHUB at least 21 days prior to your event
  2. Contracts can be found under Forms tab on the Hub's page. It will also be attached to your Funding Letter.
  3. Contracts should NEVER be signed by a student. 

These steps apply if using SAF-B funds or funds from your organization's account

For questions regarding SAF-B funding, please contact Kelly Kester at or Natalie Stone at or (773) 325-2464.

For questions regarding payment processing, contact: Franco Sambataro, Coordinator for Student Involvement, or (773) 325-7361.