As state and federal funding to support technology continues to become scarce, many schools have turned to their own students to fill the gap. Students often know a great deal about technology from their own personal use, are often willing to share their expertise, and are eager to learn what they do not already know. Based on a cursory review of the 2007-2008 California School Technology Survey, approximately 5.3% of schools reported having student tech programs. The percentage of schools reporting at least some student hours devoted to school tech support was 7.2%. The grand total of students participating in tech support programs statewide was approximately 17,813, with an estimated 7,625 student hours devoted to tech support across the state.