Cost of Printing
How to Check Your
or Double Sided Printing
Printing On Non-Standard Paper
From Your Laptop
Each computer lab has two printers for student use.
you log on to a computer in a student computer lab, the printers for
that room are set up on your computer automatically. You can
print directly from your laptop. Click
here for information about printing from your laptop.
are also printers on the third and fourth floors of the Library, so
that if you are studying upstairs, you can print out your notes, and
you don't have to come all the way down to the first floor to pick up
your print job.
remember to pick up your documents after you have printed them.
Any documents that are not picked up will be discarded the
printers are loaded with white, letter size paper, (8.5 X 11 inches).
Do not attempt to load the printers with any other type of
If you need to print on any other type of paper (legal size,
colored paper, resume paper, etc), follow the directions for printing on non-standard paper.
you print a document, the first page that comes out of the printer is
called a seperator page. It looks like this:
The purpose of a seperator page is
seperate your document from the documents that other students are
printing. The seperator page is how you can identify which
job is yours. There is no charge for the seperator page.
As you can see, any printer named "SCL-290" is in the 290 lab,
and any printer named "SCL-350" is in the 350 lab.
||Library 3rd Floor
||Library 4th Floor
Printers named LIB-290 are
in the Library,
but not in the computer lab. These printers are located in
In each lab, there is also a printer for Westlaw
and Lexis. Use of these printers will be covered during your
training for Westlaw and Lexis.
Students are given a printing allocation of 300 pages per semester.
Each page costs three cents. That's three cents per
sheet of paper, so printing double-sided saves you money. You
start with a printing balance of $9.00. For each sheet of
paper printed, three cents is deducted. If you use
us the whole nine dollars, you start accruing a negative balance, and
you owe the school money. At the beginning of each semester,
another nine dollars is added to your balance from the previous
semester. At the beginning of the fall semester, any negative
balances are added to your other library fines, and sent to the
business office for collection. Then, all printing balances
for all students are set to $9.00, and it all starts over again.
So, your printing balance works something like this:
Fall Semester: All students start with $9.00
Spring Semester: $9.00 is added.
Summer Semester: $9.00 is added.
Fall Semester: All students start over with $9.00
So, if Mr. Law Student printed 365 pages during the Fall semester, he
would have a balance of negative two dollars. Then at the
beginning of the Spring semester, nine dollars is added to his balance
of negative two dollars, and he starts the Spring semester with a
balance of seven dollars.
To Check Your Balance:
To check your printing balance, log on to one of the computers in the
computer lab. Down in the lower right hand corner, near the
clock, you will find an icon that looks like a large dollar sign:
Put your mouse pointer on this icon, and it will show you your balance.
If the amount is in parenthesis, then you have a negative balance.
In this picture, Mr. Law Student has a positive balance of five
dollars, and does not
owe any money for printing.
In this next picture, Mr. Law Student has a negative balance of
five dollars, and owes the school five dollars for printing.
(Note the parenthesis around the $5.00)
See Cost of Printing
above for more details about printing costs.
Single Or Double Sided Printing:
Any printer that prints double-sided will print double-sided by
default. This saves paper, and saves you money.
To choose single-sided printing, do the following:
MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc)
Click the File tab.
- Click the Print button.
- Click the button that says. "Print on Both Sides:" This will give you a list of choices.
- The first item on the list is "Print One Sided". Click it to switch to single-sided printing for this document.
WordPerfect or Adobe Reader
your document, click File, then click Print.
- Select the printer you want to use.
- Click the Properties button.
- Click the Finishing tab.
- Click the box to uncheck where it says “Print on
Reimbursed For Printing
There are certain situations when a student can be reimbursed for
Click here for the printing reimbursement
Reasons for getting
reimbursed are as follows:
Error, or Computer Error: For example, despite
all our best
efforts to keep the printers filled, the printer runs out of toner on
your print job, and you get a bunch of blank or badly smudged pages.
This does not include, "I accidently printed 50 pages I
mean to print." or "I printed single sided when I meant to print
double-sided.". This category is for when something goes
with the printer, and you get charged for something that is unusable,
through no fault of your own. The printed sheets must be
in with the reimbursement form.
you are printing your
resume, and you are supplying your own paper, you can get reimbursed
for this. The printed resumes must be presented with the
reimbursement form (we'll give them right back, we just want to see
Working for Faculty:
If you are working for
Faculty, and you print a bunch of documents in the course of your work,
you can get reimbursed. The faculty member must sign off on
If you need a list of what you have printed, see the computer tech in
approved reimbursements will be credited to the student's printing
balance. Any reimbursements for printing in a particular
must take place prior to the start of the next semester.
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