Refunds and Opting Out of Student Fees

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Student fees include fees established and authorized by the UBC Board of Governors and fees established and authorized by student societies. Student fees are charged to all students for the period of September 1 to August 31. Fees are calculated according to full-time or part-time status, academic session (winter or summer), and study level (undergraduate or graduate).

Refunds of Student Fees

If an undergraduate student's sessional credit load drops below 18 credits on or before the last day to withdraw without a W standing, the Athletics and Recreation fee, Students’ Union fee, and Canadian Federation of Students fee will be adjusted based on credit load. There is no pro-rated adjustment for all other student fees.

Graduate students who withdraw during the first two weeks of an academic session or term will have 100% of their student fees refunded for that term or session. Graduate students who withdraw after the first two weeks of a term will not receive adjustments on their student fees.

Opting Out of UBC Board of Governors’ Fees

Students must meet specified eligibility requirements to opt out of any of the student fees listed below. Please contact the appropriate office for more information. Students are responsible for paying all university fees within the applicable deadlines even if opt out applications have not yet been processed.

  • iMED: Students who are already covered by MSP, by another Canadian provincial health plan, or by mandatory health insurance purchased for them by a third-party sponsor with whom UBC has an agreement, must opt out of iMED by the Add/Drop date. Please note that having private insurance does not make a student eligible to opt out of iMED. For opt out instructions and forms, visit DCIS.

Opting Out of Student Society Fees

Students must meet specified eligibility requirements to opt out of any of the student fees listed below. Please contact the appropriate office for more information. Students are responsible for paying all university fees within the applicable deadlines even if opt out applications have not yet been processed.

  • Extended Health Plan: Please visit ihaveaplan.ca for information on Change-of-Coverage Period to determine when opt-outs or new enrolments can be made.
  • Dental Plan: Please visit ihaveaplan.ca for information on Change-of-Coverage Period to determine when opt-outs or new enrolments can be made.

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