Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC)

Printing for Students


Course-related Printing (Black and White/Color)

The student computer labs and the Library use print management software.  Each student receives an allocation of laser printing at the beginning of every semester. The print balance is not carried over from one session/semester to the next.  Students who need to print beyond their semester allocation can add value to their printing accounts at a kiosk that accepts cash on the 2nd floor of the Library. 

The printing allocations are as follows:

    • Fall semester            $100*
    • Winter Session          $30
    • Spring Semester        $100*
    • Summer Session       $30 (per summer session)     

Black and white prints are deducted at a rate of $0.20 per page with no deduction for the second side of a double-sided copy. Color prints are deducted at $1.00 per page.

The printing service is intended to support course-related work only. Lab staff have the right to ensure that the printing service is not being used for other purposes and they will cancel print jobs and retain prints that do not adhere to this restriction.  Students should not use the printing service to obtain blank paper.  Abuse of the printing service may lead to the cancellation of a printing account and disciplinary action.

As part of the College's commitment to Sustainability and a greener campus, students are asked to print only when necessary. In addition, printers are set for double-sided (duplex) copying by default and print at 300 dpi.

Students should review documents in Print Preview before printing them to avoid any issues such as empty pages, garbled text, or printing the wrong document. No credits will be provided for sending wrong print jobs or corrupt jobs or printer malfunctions.

Color printers are available on the 2nd floor of the Library, the BCTC Lab on the 6th floor of the Library Building and the computer lab in the Newman Vertical Campus Room 6-120.


Self Service Print Account Management Kiosk

Available in two locations (one on the 2nd floor of the Library and the other inside the 6th Floor Library Lab), the self service print kiosks allow students the opportunity to replenish their print accounts once their balance is below $20. The kiosks only accept dollar bills and amounts allocated to an account are unable to be refunded. To avoid the issue of accounts having large balances, student cannot replenish an account to a balance more than $20.

Any replenishment to an account is handled the same way as regular balances - a balance is not carried over from one session/semester to the next.


Resume Printing

Resume printing on bond paper selected by the Career Development Center is not deducted from the printing allocation assigned to students. A laser printer dedicated to printing student resumes are available in the BCTC Computing lab, located on the 6th floor of the Library Building. Please ask a Lab Assistant for details and assistance.


Fax Service

Students can send faxes that are related to a job search or for education-related matters on the 6th floor of the Library computer lab. The fax machine is located in the rear of the lab. The service is free for all currently enrolled students. This service is limited to no more than three (3) faxes a day with a maximum of 5 pages for each faxing session. The machine is programmed to send faxes to local area codes only; faxes cannot be received. Please check the machine for the listing of available area codes for fax destinations.

Baruch College reserves the right to limit faxing to less than three faxes if there is a demand for the fax machine. It further reserves the right to ban students from using the fax machine if the College determines that the students are abusing the faxing privilege, damaging the fax machine, or otherwise creating a disturbance.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Help Desk.

This policy may be modified or revoked at the College’s discretion.


* Please note: It is coincidental that the amount of the printing allocation ($100) matches the amount of the student technology fee for full-time students.  The printing allocation has been $100 since the inception of the service in 2002, when the technology fee for a full-time student was $75.00.  The student technology fee helps to support the student printing service, but covers only a fraction of the total cost. For more information, see the current student technology fee plan.