About the GSA

GSA Fees, Budget, and Audit

Membership Fees and Benefits

GSA Membership Fees and Benefits 

The GSA membership fee is $162.52 annually for full-time graduate students and $121.89 annually for part-time students. The GSA is a fee-driven organization and 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.

Budget

2019-2020 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.

Audit

2018 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.


Business Travel

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: 

Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) Annual General Meeting (20-22 March 2019)

Click here for additional information about the GSA's External Relations.


 

Visit the GSA Archive for past GSA Budgets, Audits, and Business Travel Expenses.