Non-Instructional Fees and Faculty Student Funds 2017-2018

Students are assessed non-instructional fees per term as shown below. For fee purposes, a full-time student must be registered for credit in courses totaling nine or more units of course weight in a term (9).

Auditing students who are not taking courses for credit do not pay non-instructional fees and are not granted the corresponding privileges.

Non-Instructional Fee Rates (2017-18)
   ON-Campus  OFF-Campus

Full-Time Part-Time
Full-Time Part-Time
Student Health and Wellness 61.32 30.66 34.26 17.13
Student Academic Support 252.18 126.09 175.64 126.09
Students' Union Membership Fees 46.46 25.87 25.87 25.87
Students' Union Dedicated Fees1 45.53 42.36 42.36 42.36
Students' Union Health Plan 136.50 136.50 136.50 136.50
Students' Union Dental Plan 147.20 147.20 147.20 147.20
PAW Centre Fee 27.00 27.00 optional optional
U-Pass 145.00 145.00 variable variable
Athletics and Recreation 82.00 41.00 optional optional
TOTAL $943.19 $721.68 $561.83 $495.15

Notes:

1 An additional Faculty Association Fee is assessed in the Fall/Winter terms to all degree program students in the following faculties:

  • Business - 10.00
  • Nursing - 12.50 for Full-Time, 8.50 for Part-Time
  • Law - 50.00 for Full-Time
  • Science - 5.00

Augustana Non-Instructional Fee Rates (2017-18)
   ON-Campus  OFF-Campus

Full-Time Part-Time
Full-Time Part-Time
Student Health and Wellness 61.32 30.66 34.26 17.13
Student Academic Support 252.18 126.09 175.64 126.09
Students' Union Membership Fees 46.46
25.87 N/A N/A
Students' Union Dedicated Fees1 80.05 80.05 N/A N/A
Students' Union Health Plan 136.50 136.50 136.50 136.50
Students' Union Dental Plan 147.20 147.20 147.20 147.20
Athletics and Recreation 82.00 41.00 optional optional
Augustana Student Insurance 8.00 N/A 8.00 N/A
TOTAL $813.71 $587.37 $501.60 $426.92

Notes:

1 The SU Dedicated Fees include a $65.00/term Augustana Faculty Association Fee.

 

Faculty Student Funds *

Per Term
Engineering 25.00

*Students in certain Faculties have voted to be assessed an additional Faculty Student Fund fee in accordance with the Students' Union bylaws. For further information on these fees, contact the Vice-President (Operations and Finance) of the Students' Union at (780) 492-4236.

 


Description of Non-instructional fees:

Athletics and Recreation Fee

This fee supports the provision of recreation, sport and wellness services, access to recreation and sport facilities and the administrative support for these services that benefit students, including varsity athletics, recreation facility access, group exercise, intramural sports, aquatics, instructional recreation, special events, sport clubs, personal training, and sport development. This fee is assessed to all on-campus graduate and undergraduate students, full-time and part-time. See the University Calendar.

Opt-out: No

Opt-in: Yes (Off-campus students must opt in)


Student Health and Wellness

Supports the provision of health and wellness services available to students, including medical services, mental health treatment and support, sexual assault services, and health promotion and community building initiatives. This fee is assessed to all on-campus and off-campus graduate and undergraduate students, full-time and part-time.

Contact/ More Information: Office of the Registrar
Opt-out: No


Student Academic Support

Supports the ongoing provision of a comprehensive range of non-instructional academic support services delivered through the Office of the Dean of Students, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Alberta International, Registrars Office, Information Technology and Administration. This fee is assessed to all on-campus and off-campus graduate and undergraduate students, full-time and part-time.

Contact/ More Information: Office of the Registrar

Opt-out: No


Students' Union Membership Fee

This fee confers membership in the Students’ Union to all undergraduate students. Membership entitles a student to use all Students’ Union facilities and services. These funds are used by the organization to operate various student services, run annual elections, undertake political advocacy initiatives and run a host of programming activities for the students at the University of Alberta. Part of this fee is used to purchase capital equipment for upgrades to the Students' Union Building and the various businesses operated by the Students' Union.

More Information: SU Student Services 

See also the University of Alberta calendar

Contact: Students’ Union Vice-President Operations and Finance: 780-492-4236 or vp.finance@su.ualberta.ca

Opt-out: No


Students' Union Health Plan

Covers the cost of enrolment in the Students' Union Health plan for a 12 month period from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. For information on how to change coverage, including opting out of the plan by the Fall Term deadline, or how to enroll if you are a new Winter Term student, please visit studentcare.ca.

More Information: studentcare.ca and SU Health and Dental Plan 
Contacts: Member's Services Centre: service@studentcare.net or 866-795-4430 and the Students' Union Health and Dental Plan Office in 6-14 Students' Union Building

Opt-out: Yes


Students' Union Dental Plan

Covers the cost of enrolment in the Students' Union Dental plan for a 12 month period from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. For information on how to change coverage, including opting out of the plan by the Fall Term deadline, or how to enroll if you are a new Winter Term student, please visit studentcare.ca.

More Information: studentcare.ca and SU Health and Dental Plan 
Contacts: Member's Services Centre: service@studentcare.net or 866-795-4430 and the Students' Union Health and Dental Plan Office in 6-14 Students' Union Building
Opt-out: Yes


SU Dedicated Fees

SU Dedicated fees are composed of ten individual fees created through student votes in campus-wide referenda, each of which is designated for a specific purpose. Some of these are administered internally by the Students' Union, whereas the majority of the fees are controlled by independent groups on campus.

For further information, contact the Vice President (Operations and Finance) at 780-492-4236 or vp.finance@su.ualberta.ca

Access Fund

The Access Fund offers non-repayable financial assistance for undergraduate students at the University of Alberta. It provides assistance to students who are either ineligible for student loans, have reached the maximum in their student loan amounts or simply do not have access to sufficient funding.

Contact/ More Information: Access Fund
Opt-out: Yes

Golden Bears and Pandas Legacy Fund

Implemented in 1991, the Golden Bears and Pandas Legacy Fund "foster[s] the general enhancement of inter-varsity athletics at the University of Alberta." Examples of this include hosting inter-varsity competitions, assisting in non-conference team travel and providing equipment for the Bears and Pandas.

Contact/ More Information: Golden Bears and Pandas
Opt-out: No

Campus Recreation Enhancement Fund

Provides funds to various campus recreation services and programs to ensure that programs and equipment remain affordable for students. The fee also ensures that facilities offered by the University of Alberta Campus Recreation remain "of high quality, diverse, convenient, accessible, and affordable to students."

Contact/ More Information: Campus Recreation
Opt-out: No

APIRG

The Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) is a student-run, student-funded, non-profit organization dedicated to research, education, advocacy, and action in the public interest. APIRG exists to provide students with resources to be active citizens.

Contact/ More Information: APIRG
Opt-out: Yes

The Gateway

The Gateway is a student-run newspaper at the University of Alberta.

Contact/Online access: The Gateway
Opt-out: No

CJSR

CJSR is a student-run radio station at the University of Alberta.

Contact/ More Information: CJSR
Opt-out: No

Refugee Student/World University Service of Canada Fund

Implemented in 1988, the Refugee Student Fund or World University Service of Canada Fund (WUSC) welcomes students from abroad, and "foster[s] human development and global understanding through education and training."

Contact/ More Information: WUSC
Opt-out: No

Student Legal Services

SLS aims to enable University of Alberta Law Students to give free legal information and assistance to the low income community of Edmonton and to contribute to Legal Reform and Legal Education efforts as they impact on poverty law issues.

Contact/ More Information: Student Legal Services
Opt-out: No

SUB Renovation Fund

Approved by student referendum in 2012, this fee exists to fund renovations to Students’ Union facilities. A major renovation and expansion of the Students’ Union Building, completed in 2015, was funded in part from this fee.

Contact/ More Information: Students' Union
Opt-out: No

The Landing Fund

The Landing is a student space offering support for gender and sexual diversity. The Landing strives to promote gender equality on a broad scale and advocate for the safe and acceptance of individuals of all genders and sexualities in campus life.

Contact/ More Information: The Landing
Opt-out: Yes


U-Pass

Provides eligible students unlimited access to regular Edmonton, St Albert and Strathcona County Transit services for Fall (September-December), Winter (January-April), and Spring/Summer (May-August) academic terms. This fee is assessed to all students registered in on-campus courses in the Fall and Winter Terms (with the exception of Augustana Faculty).

More Information: U-Pass
Contact: University Student Services: upass@ualberta.ca or 780-492-4145
Opt-out: No (some exemption criteria may apply)


Augustana Student Insurance Fee

Confers the cost of enrolment in the Augustana Student Insurance plan for full-time students.

Contact/ More Information: Augustana Student Services Office
Opt-out: No


The Post-Secondary Learning Act of Alberta grants authority to approve tuition and fees for students to the Board of Governors. Fees are approved by the University’s Board of Governors and may change without notice. University policy regarding fee regulations, fee rates, and fee deadlines is established by the Board of Governors and is final. Students pay their fees at the rates that are in effect at the time of payment.


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