Membership Fees and Benefits
GSA Membership Fees and Benefits
The GSA membership fee is $156.02 annually for full-time graduate students and $117.01 annually for part-time graduate students. The GSA is a fee-driven organization and the collection of the GSA membership fee supports every aspect of the organization’s infrastructure (including staff and office administration costs). GSA members also pay additional fees associated with selected GSA services.
The GSA, pursuant to its mandate under the Post-Secondary Learning Act, provides a wealth of services to its members that enrich the graduate student experience at the University of Alberta.
2020-2021 GSA Annual Operating and Capital Budget and GSA Three-Year Budget/Business Plan
The obligations of GSA Council, the GSA Budget and Finance Committee (GSA BFC), GSA management, the President, and the GSA Board (GSAB) are outlined in GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section K: Finances.
The principles guiding the GSA in the planning and management of the budget are also outlined in full in GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section K: Finances, and, briefly, focus on the following:
- Being open and transparent, and encouraging input from the GSAB and the GSA BFC;
- Considering the GSA's vision, mission, and mandate, using the GSA Board Strategic Work Plan as a guide;
- Ensuring long-term viability;
- Supporting resource accountability;
- Delegating budget decisions; and
- Proposing an inclusive budget to GSA Council.
2019 Audited Financial Statements
The GSA is directed by Section 97(1) of the Post-Secondary Learning Act to provide the University Board of Governors with audited financial statements each year. See GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section K: Finances, for more details about this process.
From time to time, the GSA Directly-Elected Officers will undertake travel to attend meetings or conferences related to their portfolios. In accordance with GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section K: Finances, summaries of actual expenses will be reviewed by the GSAB and then posted on the GSA website.
2019-2020 Business Travel Expenses:
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Visit the GSA Archive for past GSA Budgets, Audits, and Business Travel Expenses.