Non-Instructional Fees

Non-Instructional fees - such as administrative, sport facilities access, insurance or Graduate Students' Association fees - are assessed based on full-time or part-time and on-campus or off-campus registration status. A description of the privileges conferred by paying non-instructional fees is found in the fees section of the University Calendar. Please note that all of these fees, with the exception of the GSA Dental/Health Plans, are mandatory.

Lists of Fees

  • (a) Non-Instructional Fees: Fall 2020-Winter 2021
    For Fall/Winter fee purposes, a full-time student is registered in credit courses/thesis totalling at least nine (*9) units of course weight or more taken in each fall and winter term.


    Please note:
    • Students enrolled in courses connected to campus, whether in-person or via remote delivery, are classified in the system as being registered “On Campus.”
    • In the system, “Off-Campus” status refers to being registered solely in course sections that, regardless of COVID-19, would not have taken place on campus.

    Fall 2020/Winter 2021

     

    (in Canadian dollars)

    On-Campus/Remote Due to COVID

    Off-Campus
    Full-time/term Part-time/term Full-time/term Part-time/term
    Student Academic Support Fee 254.54 (Fall)/254.54 (Winter) 127.27 (Fall)/127.27 (Winter)

    177.28 (Fall)/177.28 (Winter)

    127.27 (Fall)/127.27 (Winter)
    Student Health and Wellness Fee 61.32 (Fall)/61.32 (Winter) 30.66 (Fall)/30.66 (Winter) 34.26 (Fall)/34.26 (Winter) 17.13 (Fall)/17.13 (Winter)
    Athletics and Recreation*** 63.14 (Fall)/90.20 (Winter) 31.57 (Fall)/45.10 (Winter) - -
    PAW Fee*** 0.00 (Fall)/0.00 (Winter) 0.00 (Fall)/0.00 (Winter) - -
    Graduate Students' Association (GSA) 78.01 per term 58.51 per term 78.01 per term 58.51 per term
    GSA Dedicated Fees 1.00 per term 1.00 per term 1.00 per term 1.00 per term
    GSA Dental Plan* 214.75 (Combined Fall & Winter) OR 141.74 (Winter Only) - 214.75 (Combined Fall & Winter) OR 141.74 (Winter Only) -
    GSA Health Plan* 285.61 (Combined Fall & Winter) OR 190.57 (Winter Only) - 285.61 (Combined Fall & Winter) OR 190.57 (Winter Only) -
    Graduate Student Assistance Program

    4.00 (Fall)/8.00 (Winter)

    4.00 (Fall)/8.00 (Winter)

    4.00 (Fall)/8.00 (Winter)

    4.00 (Fall)/8.00 (Winter)

    U-Pass - Fall/Winter** 0.00 (Fall)/0.00 (Winter) 0.00 (Fall)/0.00 (Winter) - -
    Total 962.37 (Fall)/493.80 (Winter, NOT including Winter-only Health & Dental)
    253.01 (Fall)/270.54 (Winter) 794.91 (Fall)/298.55 (Winter, NOT including Winter-only Health & Dental)
    207.91 (Fall)/211.91 (Winter)

    Please note: Visiting international students in Research 900 may also be required to pay a monthly UAHIP fee. For more on UAHIP, see this page.

  • (b) Non-Instructional Fees: Spring-Summer 2020

    For Spring/Summer fee purposes, a full-time student is registered in credit courses/thesis totalling at least six (*6) units of course weight or more taken in each spring and summer term.

    Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of transit fares, U-Pass fees will not be included in the Spring and Summer term assessments at this time. When transit resumes normal service levels and fares, we will re-evaluate the U-Pass fee.


    Spring/Summer 2020 Non-Instructional Fees for the Following Students (Remote Delivery; Per Term in Canadian Dollars):

    • Course-based students enrolled in Spring/Summer courses for credit or audit;
    • Thesis-based students, admitted prior to Fall 2011, enrolled in Spring/Summer courses for credit or audit;
    • Thesis-based students, admitted Fall 2011 and onwards, enrolled in Spring/Summer courses for credit or audit above the THES 906 requirement;
    • Canadian Visiting Graduate Students in RSCH 900.

    Student Academic Support Fee 126.09
    Student Health and Wellness Fee 30.66
    Athletics and Recreation*** 0.00
    PAW Fee*** 0.00
    U-Pass**

    0.00


    Spring/Summer 2020 Non-Instructional Fees for the Following Students (Remote Delivery; Per Term in Canadian Dollars):

    • Thesis-based students, admitted Fall 2011 and onwards, enrolled only in THES 906 (A1-A6 and B1-B6) over the Spring/Summer terms.

    U-Pass** 0.00



    Spring/Summer 2020 Non-Instructional Fees for the Following Students (Remote Delivery; Per Term in Canadian Dollars):

    • International Visiting Graduate Students in RSCH 900

    Student Academic Support Fee 126.09
    Student Health and Wellness Fee 30.66
    Athletics and Recreation*** 0.00
    PAW Fee*** 0.00
    U-Pass** 0.00
    UAHIP ($50/month but subject to change) 100.00
  • (c) Non-Instructional Fees: Recent Terms 2019-2020

    For Fall/Winter fee purposes, a full-time student is registered in credit courses/thesis totalling at least nine (*9) units of course weight or more taken in each fall and winter term.

    Fall 2019/Winter 2020

     

    (in Canadian dollars)

    On-Campus

    Off-Campus
    Full-time/term Part-time/term Full-time/term Part-time/term
    Student Academic Support Fee 252.18 126.09

    175.64

    126.09
    Student Health and Wellness Fee 61.32 30.66 34.26 17.13
    Athletics and Recreation*** 82.00 41.00 - -
    PAW Fee*** 27.00 27.00 - -
    Graduate Students' Association (GSA) 81.26 60.95 81.26 60.95
    GSA Dedicated Fees 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
    GSA Dental Plan* 214.75 - 214.75 -
    GSA Health Plan* 285.61 - 285.61 -
    Graduate Student Assistance Program

    4.00 (Fall)/8.00 (Winter)

    4.00 (Fall)/8.00 (Winter)

    4.00 (Fall)/8.00 (Winter)

    4.00 (Fall)/8.00 (Winter)

    U-Pass - Fall/Winter** 153.00 153.00 - -

     

    For Spring/Summer fee purposes, a full-time student is registered in credit courses/thesis totalling at least six (*6) units of course weight or more taken in each spring and summer term.

    The following mandatory non-instructional fees sample is for:

    • Course-based students enrolled in Spring/Summer courses for credit or audit;
    • Thesis-based students, admitted prior to Fall 2011, enrolled in Spring/Summer courses for credit or audit;
    • Thesis-based students, admitted Fall 2011 and onwards, enrolled in Spring/Summer courses for credit or audit above the THES 906 requirement.

    Spring/Summer 2019

     

    (in Canadian dollars)

    On-Campus

    Off-Campus
    Full-time/term Part-time/term Full-time/term Part-time/term
    Student Academic Support Fee 126.09 126.09

    126.09

    126.09
    Student Health and Wellness Fee 30.66 30.66 17.13 17.13
    Athletics and Recreation*** 41.00 41.00 - -
    PAW Fee*** 13.50 13.50 - -

    U-Pass - Spring/Summer**

    153.00 (Spring)

    153.00 (Spring)

    - -

    The following mandatory non-instructional fees sample is for :

    • Thesis-based students, admitted Fall 2011 and onwards, enrolled only in THES 906 over the Spring/Summer terms.

    Spring/Summer 2019

     

    (in Canadian dollars)

    On-Campus

    Off-Campus
    Full-time/term Part-time/term Full-time/term Part-time/term

    U-Pass - Spring/Summer**

    153.00 (Spring)

    153.00 (Spring)

    - -

Notes

*GSA Health and Dental Plan

Full-time on-campus and off-campus students are automatically enrolled in the GSA Health and Dental Plan in the Fall Term (providing 12-month coverage) and at a pro-rated cost to students who only have registration in the Winter term and did not have full-time registration in the Fall term. Students covered by equivalent health/dental plans may opt out before the change of coverage deadline in September. Newly Admitted and new registrants that are full-time Winter Term only students, may opt out before the change of coverage deadline in January. (For Fall 2020, the opt-out deadline was September 21; for Winter 2021 only, the opt-out deadline is January 13, 2021.) Contact the GSA or Studentcare for more information on your specific situation.

In the case of an opt-out, please wait for the confirmation e-mail from Studentcare and allow between 7 and 10 business days for the change of coverage to be reflected in Beartracks. If this period of time extends over the payment deadline AND you have already received the opt-out confirmation e-mail, feel free to pay your fees excluding those for health/dental. If your opt-out situation is still unclear and the fee payment deadline is approaching, we recommend that you pay in full. Once Studentcare notifies us that you have been opted-out, the extra payment can either be moved to cover an open balance in the following term or, if no such balance exists, the sum will be refunded.

Part-time graduate students are not automatically enrolled in the GSA Health and Dental Plan; they may opt-in during specific opt-in periods before the change of coverage deadline.


**U-Pass

Note for Winter 2021: At this time there is no option for opting into the U-Pass service. The City of Edmonton has extended the Ride Transit program eligibility extended to students which provides transit passes at a reduced rate based on income for the period of September 1 to December 31, 2020.The student associations are continuing to work with the transit authorities on an alternative for the Winter term.


***Athletics and Recreation and PAW Centre Fees

The Athletics and Recreation fee is a mandatory access fee charged to all students to allow access to Athletics and Recreation services whether you use it or not. The non-instructional fees support the administration of services on campus and are not assessed as a user fee.

The Athletics and Recreation fee grants students access to sports facilities on campus for the duration of the term(s) when students are assessed and pay these fees, in this case Fall/Winter. For access in the Spring and Summer terms, students need to be registered in on-campus courses or Opt-In.

As per a referendum voted on by students, the PAW Centre fee is a limited term fee that repays the loan secured for the construction of the PAW Centre.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to your key questions about Winter 2021 non-instructional fees, see this page on the Student Connect website. Scroll down to the responses under "Tuition & Fees."