Beginning Spring 2011, registered students will be given a free $36 print/copy quota per semester. As students print or copy, five cents will be deducted for each black and white page, and 10 cents will be deducted for each color page.
When the students print documents, they will see a pop-up that will inform them of the cost of that print job and their remaining balance. At that point they will confirm that they want to print it. If the student sends a job to the printer that is more than 24 pages, they will see an additional dialogue box asking them to confirm that they want to print that much.
When the students use their k# to login to the copier, they will see their name and their current balance on the display pad.
This process is being implemented to bring awareness to cost and conservation, and to begin shaping improved printing behavior.