The Springfield Computer Usage Fee (SCUF) is paid by all Missouri State students and is used to purchase and maintain student-related information technologies. The amount of the Student Computer Usage Fee varies based on the number of hours taken and campus attended.

The SCUF budget is administered by the Office of Academic Affairs. Allocations are based on the formal proposals submitted to the SCUF Committee, one of the committees reporting to the University's Information Technology Council. The SCUF Committee follows specific guidelines when determining each year's allocation.