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Student Fees Established and Approved by a Student Society

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).

Under section 27.1 of the University Act, a student society has the authority to establish and approve student fees by referendum. The University is required to collect these fees on behalf of the student society, but does not approve these fees or determine the amount of these fees.

The following fees have been approved by the UBC Vancouver student societies, the Alma Mater Society (AMS) and the Graduate Student Society (GSS).

General Student Fees Established and Approved by a Student Society

Student Fee Undergraduate Graduate
AMS Membership Fee $43.50 per year $43.50 per year
AMS/GSS Health and Dental Plan1 $264.63 per year $264.63 per year
AMS Financial Assistance Fund $12.00 per year $12.00 per year
AMS Athletics and Intramurals $21.00 per year $21.00 per year
Childcare Bursary Fund $1.18 per year $1.18 per year
International Fee $0.30 per year $0.30 per year
Ombudsperson Fee $1.14 per year $1.14 per year
Sexual Assault Support Services Fee $9.58 per year $9.58 per year
Clubs Benefit Fee $1.78 per year $1.78 per year
Sustainable Food Access Fund $0.39 per year $0.39 per year
Student Legal Fund Fee $1.00 per year $1.00 per year
WUSC Fee $5.78 per year $5.78 per year
Capital Projects Fund $8.43 per year $8.43 per year
SUB Renewal Building Fee2 $100.00 per year $100.00 per year
Lighter Footprint Fee $2.66 per year $2.66 per year
U-Pass3 $173.40 per term $173.40 per term
Indigenous Student Fund $0.98 per year $0.98 per year
Permanent thrift shop on campus fee $0.98 per year $0.98 per year
AMS Resource Groups Fee $1.78 per year $1.78 per year
Bike Kitchen $1.13 per year $1.13 per year
CiTR Radio $5.91 per year $5.91 per year
Campus Culture and Performance $2.75 per year $2.75 per year
Ubyssey Publication Fee $7.09 per year $7.09 per year
Graduating Class Fee4 $3.00 (in final year only) N/A
1 AMS/GSS Health and Dental Insurance 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 fee is assessed only in the Winter Session and provides coverage from September 1 to August 31. Students beginning their studies in January will be assessed $176.42 and will be covered from January 1 to August 31.
2 SUB Renewal Fee is used to support the construction of the new Student Union Building.
3 The U-Pass provides all zone unlimited access to public transit, and is charged to eligible students enrolled in the Winter and Summer Sessions and who are members of the AMS. For information on exemptions and how to apply, refer to U-Pass eligibility and exemptions. Refer to U-Pass for more information.
4 This fee is assessed to all students in Winter Session who are registered in the final year of a course leading to a bachelor’s degree, the M.D., the D.M.D., the J.D., or the B.Ed., the Entry to Practice PharmD, and who have not previously paid the fee. This fee is for the support of student-sponsored graduating class activities. This fee is tax deductible and will be included in the T2202 tax receipt.

Undergraduate Student Fees Established and Approved by a Student Society

Undergraduate Society Student Fee per year
Arts (B.A. (non-Econ)1, B.M.S., B.F.A., and diploma programs) $13.00
Arts Student Centre Building Fee (B.A.1, B.M.S., and B.F.A.) $26.50
Commerce (B.Com.) $199.00
Commerce Student Building Fee (B.Com.) $574.91
Applied Science (B.A.Sc.1) $46.42
Dental Hygiene (B.D.Sc.) $115.00
Economics (B.A. with Econ specialization, B.I.E.) $28.07
Education (B.Ed., DEDU) $10.00
Architecture (B.End., B.Des.) $350.00
Forestry (B.S.F., B.Sc. (Forest Sciences), B.Sc. (Natural Resource Conservation), B.Sc. (Global Resources), B.Sc. (Wood Products)) $50.00
Kinesiology (B.H.K. or B.Kin.) $30.00
Land and Food Systems (Agriculture) (B.Sc. degrees) $30.00
Law (J.D., LL.B., J.D./M.B.A.) $148.00
Medicine Years 1 & 2 (M.D.) $58.00
Medicine Years 3 & 4 (M.D.) $68.00
Music (B.Mus.) $25.00
Nursing (B.S.N.) $42.00
Pharmacy (B.Sc. (Pharmacy), Entry-to-Practice PharmD) $66.68
Social Work (B.S.W.) $5.00
Science (B.Sc.1) $27.46
1 Includes UBC Vantage College programs.

Graduate Student Fees Established and Approved by a Student Society

Graduate Student Society Student Fee
GSS Capital Improvement Fee $6.66 per year
Graduate Student Society $58.69 per year
Graduate Student Society Financial Aid Fee $2.00 per year
Architecture and Landscape Architecture (M.Arch., M.L.A., M.Arch./M.L.A.) $350.00 per year
Library, Archival and Information Studies (M.A.S., M.A.S/M.L.I.S., M.L.I.S.)1 $20.00 one-time
Commerce and Business Administration (M.B.A., J.D./M.B.A.)2 $449.09 one-time
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Sauder Student Building Fee2 $1,724.73 one-time
Master of Business Analytics Society Fee $265.01 per year
Master of Management (M.M.) Sauder Student Building Fee3 $1,149.82 one-time
Master of Management (M.M.)3 $250.00 one-time
Pharmacy (M.Sc./Ph.D.)4 $45.00 per year
Nursing (Ph.D./M.S.N./M.N./M.P.H./M.S.N.) $28.32 per year
1 Collected one time only (not annually) by the School of Information on behalf of the student society.
2 Collected at the time of the first M.B.A. tuition instalment payment or the fourth J.D./M.B.A. tuition instalment payment.
3 Collected at the time of the first M.M. tuition instalment payment.
4 Collected per Winter term and Summer Session at $15.00 per instalment.

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