Student Fees

Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students.

Student fees include fees authorized by student referendum, the UBC Board of Governors, and other student societies and organizations. Student fees are due annually, and charged to all students. Fees are calculated according to full- or part-time status, session, and study level.

Student Fees with No Opt-Out Provisions

Student Fee Undergraduate Full-Time (18 credits or more) Undergraduate Part-Time (fewer than 18 credits) Graduate Full-Time or Part-Time  
Athletics and Recreation1 $152.03 per year $8.45 per credit $152.03 per year
Students' Union $141.54 per year $7.86 per credit $141.54 per year
Canadian Federation of Students $18.28 per year $1.02 per credit $18.28 per year
Media Fund $6.18 per year $6.18 per year $6.18 per year
Library Levy Fee $36.52 per term $36.52 per term $36.52 per term
WUSC Student Refugee $2.06 per term $2.06 per term $2.06 per term
U-Pass2 $63.00 per term $63.00 per term $63.00 per term
1 The Athletics and Recreation fee is authorized by the Board of Governors and is used to support athletic and recreation programs and facilities. This fee is tax deductible and will be included in the T2202A tax receipt.
2 The U-Pass provides all zone unlimited access to public transit within the Regional District of Central Okanagan and connections to Vernon through Vernon Regional Transit. It is charged to eligible students enrolled in the Winter Session who are members of the Students’ Union. The U-Pass program has limited opt-out provisions. For more information, visit UBCSUO.

Student Fees with Opt-Out Provisions

Student Fee Undergraduate Full-Time (18 credits or more) Undergraduate Part-Time (fewer than 18 credits) Graduate Full-Time or Part-Time  
Dental Plan1 $73.38 per term $73.38 per term $73.38 per term
Extended Health Plan1 $63.10 per term $63.10 per term $63.10 per term
iMED2 $180.00 per year; or
$252.00 per term, or
$60.00 per month
$180.00 per year; or
$252.00 per term, or
$60.00 per month
$180.00 per year; or
$252.00 per term, or
$60.00 per month
1 Extended Health and Dental provides coverage for expenses such as most prescription drugs, travel health insurance, vision, and dental care, in addition to basic medical covered by MSP. The plan is available in the Winter Session only.
2 iMED provides basic health insurance for all new international students. It covers emergency hospitalization and medical services (including doctor’s visits) for unexpected sickness or injury. The monthly rate is available for visiting international research students only up to 6 months (a fraction of a month will be considered a full month).

Summer Session Fees

Summer Session students who have not already paid the maximum Students' Union fees in a given year will be assessed as follows:

Summer Session Fees
Athletics and Recreation $8.45 per credit
Students' Union1 $7.86 per credit
Canadian Federation of Students $1.02 per credit
Media Fund $6.18 per year
1 The Students' Union fees are exclusive of the Extended Health and Dental Plan fees that are available only for students who were registered in the preceding Winter Session.

Page last updated: May 22, 2018

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