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Ancillary fees

Below are the most frequently asked questions regarding ancillary fees:

  • What are ancillary fees?
    Ancillary fees are used to provide important services and resources on campus for students. These fees are charged alongside your tuition on your student account. All ancillary fees are approved by both your Student Union and the Board of Governors. Some fees are also voted on by the student body, including your U-Pass and gym membership. All students pay ancillary fees to enable access to services at a lower cost than would be possible on an individual basis. We understand that you may not use all of the available services, and we encourage you to make use of services that you feel will enrich your student experience.
  • Why are my ancillary fees changing?
    As a result of recent changes to provincial legislation, students now have the choice to opt-out of select ancillary fees.
  • When does this change start?
    This change will take effect for the fall 2019 semester. Once you register for courses, you will be able to opt-out of select fees. Please ensure you opt-out prior to the deadline.
  • Which ancillary fees can I opt out of?
    The select fees you can opt-out of go toward your Student Union, clubs and societies, on-campus events, and the refugee sponsorship program. You can view a complete list of ancillary fees, including the fees you can opt-out of.
  • Why can’t I opt out of all of my ancillary fees?
    Some services and resources are central to the operation of the university and the student experience. These fees are mandatory to ensure access for everyone.
  • Does opting out of select ancillary fees include my Health and Dental Insurance Plan?
    The opt-out procedure for the Health and Dental Insurance works differently from the other select fees. Learn more about the Health and Dental Insurance Plan.
  • What if I change my mind—can I opt back in?
    You must opt-out of fees for each semester. Once you opt-out for a semester, you are not able to opt back in. If you change your mind about opting out of a select fee, you can choose to opt back in for the next semester in which you are registered.
  • Why are more ancillary fee categories listed this year?
    We recognize that students want to know where their ancillary fees are going. We have separated some fee categories into several smaller items to provide a more detailed breakdown. These are not new fees and are being presented in this way to provide you with more specific information regarding the services, and resources that ancillary fees make possible and continue to support.