Who is Assessed?
Undergraduate students registered in the following Faculties/Schools:
- Applied Science
- Arts and Science (includes Computing Science)
- Concurrent Education
- Kinesiology and Health Studies
Students registered in 9 or more units, and attending Queen’s University only in the fall term, are assessed full student activity fees but may have this assessment reduced by 50% upon bringing their student card to the Office of the University Registrar prior to the final add/drop date for courses in the winter term and having their access sticker appropriately altered.
Students enrolled solely during the winter term are not assessed student activity fees. MBA (Science and Technology) students are also assessed undergraduate student activity fees. Adding or dropping units may result in changes in student activity fee assessment.
Undergraduate students who would not normally be charged student activity fees may opt-in at 125 Gordon Hall if they wish to participate in and have access to undergraduate student government activities and services.
- Students 65 years or older
- Students registered exclusively in correspondence, off-campus or evening courses
What Am I Assessed?
Undergraduate students are assessed each of the following:
How Are Student Activity Fees Established?
Virtually all student activity fees are established by majority votes in campus-wide referenda. In order for a fee to appear on a referendum ballot it must collect signatures in support from 5% of AMS members and/or be approved for the ballot by the elected legislative branch of the student government (AMS Assembly). Most student activity fees are subject to review by referendum every three years, giving students an opportunity to either confirm or reject support for individual fees.
Opting Out Of Optional Student Activity Fees
Any student wishing to opt-out of any optional AMS or Faculty-Specific Fee, with the exception of the AMS Health and Dental Plans (see separately) may do so on-line:
BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 4th and 21st, 2012 through myAMS.org - please check back in August for more details or click through here and set a reminder for yourself for Sept. 4th.
But if tuition is due September 1st and I can't opt out until September 4th, how can I pay my tuition on time without over paying? Will I receive a refund?
Although tuition is due September 1st, student activity fees are not due until September 30th. Your SOLUS account should show Future and Current Due amounts.
- Current Due: the payment expected by September 1st
- Future Due: payment expected by September 30th
If you have not paid for your student activity fees by September 1st because you are opting out of some of them, this should not affect student card validation or participation in open enrollment.
Student Activity Fee Refund Policy
Students who formally complete their degree program or withdraw from the University must submit their student card to the Office of the University Registrar, Gordon Hall, Room 125 in order to obtain a refund of student activity fees.
Mandatory activity fees are refunded as per the following schedule:
Complete or withdraw by:
After Feb 1
Optional activity fees, including health and dental are non-refundable after the opt-out period ends.
AMS Health and Dental Plans
The AMS Health Plan fee is distinct from the mandatory Student Health (Services) fee. The AMS Health and Dental Plans, two separate and distinct plans, both administered by the undergraduate student government, have been designed for and by students to meet their needs. The plans protect students with affordable, easy-to-use health and/or dental coverage for a full 12 months, meaning that the plans remain in effect during the summer after classes are completed.
Please visit website: www.myams.org/healthplan for full details on the plans.
AMS Student Activity Fee Bursary