Charging students for printing - Legal?
The head of IT at our establishment gave me the link to this site a while back and it has been a Godsend for most of the problems I have faced.
However, we are currently trying to review our printing costs and have print credit software already setup (PCounter) which is running without too many hiccups.
The problem is now that a lot of students (11-19 yr olds) here are running out of the print credits we set up at the beginning of this term (200 credits at 1 credit per page mono and 3 credits colour), and a mass email was sent out informing staff that students having printing problems were out of credits and should come to buy them from us.
The issue was then raised is it legal to be charging students to print when education for them is free?
Would be grateful for your experiences and feedback so that I can present our case to those who make the decisions ;)