Every UW Tacoma student pays the University Y Student Center Fee (UWYF) which is currently $180 per quarter. Students enrolled part time pay a prorated amount.
The fee is authorized by the state legislature and was established by the SAFC. It pays for UW Tacoma students to use YMCA facility and programs. It also pays for debt from constructing the UWY building.
The UWYF pays for some, but not all, of the opportunities in the UWY Student Center. This infographic explains how the UWYF, Services and Activities Fee (SAF) and Student Technology Fee (STF) contribute to the UWY experience.