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Each semester, each KCC student is given a $25 quota of free printing. This allows students to print, without charge, 500 black and white pages charged at 5 cents, 250 color pages (restricted to certain courses) charged at 10 cents, or a combination of both.
Students who exceed their per semester print quota will need to come to Information Technology Services (Room L364) to have their quota temporarily increased. Quotas are increased on a case-by-case basis, allowing the student an additional 50 pages of printing. Quota increases are only granted once per semester.
Each quota increase request will be reviewed by Information Technology Services personnel to determine the validity of the request and to ascertain why the overage occurred. Please be sure to have a valid student ID with you at the time of your request.
Viewing Print Quota and Usage
Print quotas can be reviewed on any campus computer by logging in with your username and password.
Upon login, an application window (image on right) will appear in the upper right corner of the screen. This windows provides a snapshot of the remaining print quota balance.
For additional information such as print summary, transaction history, and recent print jobs, click on the Details … link in the lower right corner of the application window.
- Only print what is absolutely necessary.
- Use Print Preview as a way to verify what you are actually printing.
- Use the print-friendly version when printing web pages from a browser (if available).
- Verify the number of pages you intend to print.
- Print double-sided whenever possible.
- If printing slides, change to a Handouts format that allows multiple slides to be printed on a single page.
Why is KCC charging students for printing?
The college is not charging students for printing. The $25 per semester print credit is provided to students free of charge.
Over the last few years we have continued to see the costs rise associated with student printing. It is our hope that by making students aware of these costs that we can reduce the amount of printing waste that is created each semester.
Why does KCC have a print quota?
The quota is a way to control printing costs and to work within our mission to be sustainable in all aspects of the college’s operations.
Is a 500-page per semester print quota enough?
From our analysis the 500 page per semester print quota is adequate for most students. The quota was derived by looking at actual student print usage at KCC and also reviewing the print quotas established by other colleges and universities.
What if I go over my 500-page quota?
Once you exceed your 500-page quota you will need to come to Information Technology Services (Room L364) to have your quota temporarily increased. Quotas are increased on a case-by-case basis allowing the student an additional 50 pages of printing and are only granted once per semester.
Each quota increase request will be reviewed by department personnel to determine the validity of the request and ascertain why the overage occurred. Please be sure to have a valid student ID with you at the time of your request.
When will my 500-page quota be reset?
Quotas will be reset at the start of each semester.
How can I determine my quota balance?
Upon logging into any of the computers on KCC’s campus, an application will launch that will display the quota balance. Within the application, which is usually found in the upper right hand corner of the screen, you can click on the Details … link to get more information about your balance in addition to information about your print usage.
What happens to the balance of my quota if it is not exhausted by the end of a semester?
Quotas will not roll over. Any balance will just be reset with the start of a new semester.
Can I get a refund on my quota balance?
No. The $25 print credit is provided free of charge to students. The monetary nature of the quota is to make students aware of the cost of printing and should not be construed as a financial obligation provided to or owed to the student.
What are per-page costs associated with printing?
Black and white (monochrome) will cost the student 5 cents per page. Color (restricted to certain courses) will cost the student 10 cents per page.
How is double-sided printing counted?
Double-side printing is considered to be two pages and thus a student would be charged accordingly. For one double-sided black and white page, the student’s account will be charged 10 cents.