Printing Quotas & Upgrades

Overview of Printing Quotas

All students and faculty receive a printing quota on PawPrint printers located across the Morningside and Barnard campuses. Note: Columbia University Medical Center maintains its own standalone printing quota management system, which cannot be used at Morningside or Barnard.

CUIT Weekly Quota: Most students and some faculty will receive a weekly printing quota from CUIT, providing a dollar amount that you can use to print at CUIT-managed facilities.  CUIT Weekly Quota funds cannot be used at non-CUIT-managed printers (i.e. at the School of Social Work).  In these locations, PawPrint will not display a CUIT Weekly Quota amount, although it will still be available and can be viewed within the PawPrint Print Center or at a CUIT-managed PawPrint station. CUIT Weekly Quotas have no dollar value other than for printing and do not carry over week-to-week. 

Semesterly Quota: Undergraduate students in Columbia College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of General Studies, and Barnard College, along with graduate students in the School of Social Work, also receive a Semesterly Quota, providing a dollar amount that can be used to print at CUIT-managed facilities as well as at PawPrint stations located within the school issuing the Semesterly Quota. Semesterly Quotas have no dollar value other than for printing and do not carry over semester-to-semester.

Printing Dollars: Printing Dollars are funds that a student or faculty member may add as additional printing dollars outside of their CUIT Weekly Quota and Semesterly Quota.  These funds may be used to print at any PawPrint station. Once purchased, Printing Dollars are non-refundable.

When you print something, funds will be automatically deducted from your quota. Funds are not deducted until the document is actually printed at a PawPrint station.  Once your quota balance hits $0.00, funds will be deducted from any Printing Dollars you have purchased.  If your print job does not print because of a printer issue, PawPrint will list the job as failed and will mark the job as a "Free Print". You can then go to any other PawPrint station and print the job without incurring any further deduction of Quota or Printing Dollars.

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Printing Quota Allotments

Who

Weekly Quota

Semesterly Quota

Undergraduates (Columbia College, Engineering, General Studies, Barnard)

$10

$10

Faculty (Morningside, BC, TC and UTS)

$10

 

Graduate Students (any non-SSW plus TC, UTS and CUMC)

$2

 

Officers of Research

$10

 

Student Officers

$10

 

Summer Conference Attendees

$10

 

Barnard High School Summer Program

$10

 

 

School of Social Work Printing Quota Allotments
School of Social Work students receive a printing quota for use on all School of Social Work printers (located in the Social Work building). Semesterly Quotas refresh at the end of a semester and can only be used for black-and-white printing. If your quota is usable only at the School of Social Work, you will need to purchase Printing Dollars, available at the PawPrint Print Center, in order to print in other locations.

Who

Weekly Quota

Semesterly Quota

SSW Faculty$10$2,500
SSW Administrative Staff $2,500
SSW Student Officers$10$250
SSW Students$2$250 ($150 Summer)
SSW Dual Degree Program Students$2$250
SSW Post-Graduate Students $50

 

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Printing Quota Upgrades for Graduate Students

Printing quota upgrades are a way for graduate students (only) to temporarily upgrade their printing quota from 20 sheets per week to 100 sheets per week.

  • Upgraded printing quotas expire from week-to-week, and don't carry over.

    • Upgrading your printing quota attaches a $35 charge to your Student Account. The $35 charge is non-refundable and cannot be prorated.

    • An account upgrade lasts through the end of the current semester.

    • Graduate students are encouraged to upgrade immediately after the start of each semester where you anticipate needing an upgrade. 

    • Eligible students can request an upgrade at http://extended-print-quota.cuit.columbia.edu/

  • Social Work Students: Quota upgrades only apply on Morningside and Barnard public printers. Graduate students can upgrade a printing quota for the semester.

  • Student Officers: TAs formally designated by their department as a Student Officer in the identity management system automatically receive an upgraded quota, and should not attempt to purchase the upgrade themselves. For fastest resolution, Student Officers without an upgraded quota should first speak with their mentor or Departmental Administrator to confirm their status as formal Student Officers before contacting CUIT.

  • Teachers College Students: TC students cannot upgrade online. They must purchase the upgrade through TC Information Technology.

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