Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Fee

Applications are now live! Click here to apply. Due date is April 5th, 2024. 

Every academic year, full-time students at Cal Poly Humboldt contribute $337 per semester, while students taking 6 units and below contribute $201 to the Instructionally Related Activities (IRA), one of the six Category II Fees mandatorily paid by all Humboldt students. Each spring, the committee calls for and reviews applications for funds from the IRA Fee revenue. 

Activities eligible for IRA funding are limited to those which:

  • Are discipline / departmentally-based and sponsored
  • Are integrally related to its formal instructional offerings
  • Are intensive, structured activities
  • Reflect active rather than passive student involvement
  • Are considered to be essential to a quality educational program and an
  • important instructional experience
  • Demonstrate skills derived from intensive coursework involvement

Evaluation Criteria used by the committee to determine funding allocations each spring:

  • Educational benefits of the program
  • Identification of student learning outcomes for participants
  • Benefits to student community
  • Number of students benefiting indirectly
  • Number of students participating
  • Overall cultural value to the University
  • Overall educational value to the University
  • Importance to the University as a whole
  • Ratio of past and current student participants to the program cost
  • Costs in comparison to comparable programs at Humboldt
  • Willingness to attempt to generate income to help support the activity
  • Appropriateness of IRA Fee support as opposed to General Fund support
  • Maximization of program revenue
  • Other sources of funding received by the program area
  • Innovation and new ideas
  • Continuity
  • Cost/benefit ratio