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Student Printing 

In an effort to be good stewards of Calvin’s technology resources, we provide a way for you to track your on-campus printing and have implemented a print quota of $30 per semester (the equivalent of 600 black-and-white pages). Any printing over this quota will be included in your Miscellaneous Charges Statement at the end of the semester.

What to expect when you print

When a student prints from a Calvin computer to a public or academic lab printer, the file will automatically print and the cost deducted from the Print Quota.

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Ways to check your Print Accounting Balance

Visit PaperCut or log in to any lab computer on campus. Your print balance will be displayed on screen.

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Print Quota and Charges

You are allotted a $30 printing quota per semester, the equivalent of 600 black and white pages or any combination of charges listed below. This is evaluated every semester to ensure it is sufficient for the average student. Any printing over the quota will be included in your Miscellaneous Charges Statement at the end of the semester, and these funds will  be used for technology improvements across campus.

It is your responsibility as a student to regularly check your print quota throughout the semester and report any disputed charges immediately with the HelpDesk. Print charge disputes and refund requests must be submitted in a timely manner no more than one week after the completion of the semester during which the print charge(s) were incurred.

Spring semester print quota: $30
Summer semester print quota: $20
Fall semester print quota: $30
Interim semester print quota: $15

Charges
   
Black and White $0.05 a page  
Color $0.35 a page  
Duplex 2-sided (where available) $0.08 for a 2-sided page  
Plotter (where available) $3.15 per square foot
(Engineering students $0.10/ square foot)
 

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Location of printers

Student Print Accounting includes most public computing facilities including, but not limited to:

  • Hekman Library Digital Resource Center
  • Information Technology Center (ITC)
  • Hekman Library fourth floor
  • Residence Hall and Knollcrest East computer labs
  • Most departmental labs
  • CFAC east lobby
  • SFC lower lobby

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Student Employees

If you are working for campus departments, you will not be charged when printing to a department printer for work-related printing. Do not print work-related materials to lab ("PUB") printers or this will be charged against your personal quota. Ask your supervisor to request that you have access to the department printer.

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Refund Policy

We have already included a 10% (or 50 black and white sheets) allowance in your print quota in case a printer jams, misprints, extra pages, etc. Please take this into account when requesting a refund. We ask that you not request refunds for misprints or accidents only involving a few pages.

It is your responsibility as a student to regularly check your print quota throughout the semester and report any disputed charges immediately with the HelpDesk.

Print charge disputes and refund requests must be submitted in a timely manner no more than one week after the completion of the semester during which the print charge(s) were incurred. To open a refund request, please fill out the form at the ITC desk or HelpDesk receptionist.

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