Publication FAQs

  • Q: What is the Funding Multiplier?
  • A: Student Congress does not generally fund all of a publication’s issues. The Funding Multiplier is a number that tells how many issues we can fund for your publication in a fiscal year.
  • Q: Why did the Congress implement the Funding Multiplier?
  • A: Printing magazines is expensive and we have a limited amount of money to distribute to student groups. Web publishing is cheap and reaches a much larger audience. However, we know that the transition to web publishing will not happen overnight. The Funding Multiplier provides an incentive for publications to begin the transition to web-based publications. Having additional content on publications’ web sites will encourage students to check the web sites and eventually lead to a decreased demand for printed magazines.
  • Q: Because of the Funding Multiplier, I didn’t receive enough money to print all the magazines we wanted to print. What can I do?
  • A: You can fundraise, sell ads, or use other generated funds. Alternatively, you can help Student Congress meet its objectives by reducing the size of your magazine and place the remaining content on the web, or reducing the number of copies you print and directing students to see your web site.
  • Q: I didn’t receive as much money as I wanted. Can I just put in another request (subsequent appropriations)?
  • A: No. The Funding Multiplier sets a maximum amount of funding for the entire fiscal year. If you have maxed out your allowable funding for the year, you will have to wait until the next fiscal year. Fiscal years start on July 1.
  • Q: I have a more detailed question.
  • A: Please read Title V of the Student Code. This FAQ is not a substitute for reading and understanding the rules.