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Lab Printing FAQs


As of August 9, 2021, all WKU full-time, part-time, and graduate students will have a print allocation of $10.00. The annual allocation is for one year only. The unused portion will not roll over into next year's allocation. WKU Faculty and Staff are not issued an annual print allocation.

  • If you are a new incoming student for the Fall term, you can expect to receive your print allocation one week before the fall semester begins.
  • If you are a new incoming student for the Winter or Spring terms, you can expect to receive your print allocation on the first day Winter term starts.
  • If you are a new incoming student at any other time (such as after a term has already started), you can expect to receive your print allocation on the following day.
You may use your print allocation for printers (black/white and color) in any Student Technology Center on the main campus.

Yes, you may use your free print allocation for both black and white and color printing.

Yes. Two sided printing is counted as two pages since the cost of toner is a much greater expense than the cost of paper in lab printing.

iWKU & myWKU

  • myWKU - Log in and view the Print Balances module (available on Student and Faculty/Staff tabs).
  • iWKU - In the Balances module.

TopperPrint

You can also check your balance and view printing history details through TopperPrint when on-campus.

 TopperPrint is only accessible from a WKU network/internet connection. Free printing allocation balances are displayed as "BALANCE".

Balances can be refilled in-person at the ID Center located in the Downing Student Union, or online through TopNet.

Instructions

 Big Red Dollars processed through TopNet are not available immediately. Funds will be available by 10:00 a.m. the next day.

WKU’s goal is to reduce wasteful and abusive use of lab printers.

Lab printing is an sustainability and resource issue. Print allocations are given to allow academic-related printing while curbing inappropriate printing in excessive and abusive quantities.

Contact the ITS Service Desk for any other questions.

 

 

Print Balances

Sign-in to myWKU and view the Print Balances module (available on Student and Faculty/Staff tabs) or use the Balances module in the iWKU app.

myWKU  iWKU

 

Reduce Your Footprint

Help WKU stay green. See our tips for reducing lab printing.

Printing Tips

 




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 Last Modified 8/16/21