The surcharge is assessed in the fall and spring semesters, but not during the summer semester. Students are notified of the surcharge via their ASU email account. The charge will be applied to the student's account about 8 weeks into the semester in which they are charged. A student becomes subject to the surcharge during the first fall or spring semester where his or her attempted hours (including in-progress hours for that semester) exceed the surcharge threshold. The student will continue to receive a surcharge for surcharge-applicable hours taken during subsequent fall or spring semesters.