Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.93
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2013
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Iowa State University
OP-T2-39: Limiting Printing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Mike Lohrbach
Senior Systems Analyst
IT Services Systems & Operations
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Does the institution limit free printing for students in all computer labs and libraries?:

A brief description of how printing is limited:

Students can print documents on many network printers on campus through the use of a commercial software program called PaperCut. Pages printed using PaperCut are counted in "units." One unit is equal to one cent, and different printers have different unit costs. PaperCut calculates the proper cost for the printer being used. Student technology fees fund a $5 per semester (or 500 units) print allowance for all students. If all credits are used, additional printing is charged on a per-page basis up to a certain limit. Some colleges add additional credits allowing users to have higher printing quotas. More information on how ISU is promoting green IT can be encountered in the following website: http://www.it.iastate.edu/green/

+ Date Revised: June 26, 2014

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:


Also, IT Services has the ability to report on all printing usage that goes through the PaperCut server.

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