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Student Activity Fees

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Who is Assessed?

Undergraduate students registered in the following Faculties/Schools:

  • Applied Science
  • Arts and Science (includes Computing Science)
  • Commerce
  • Concurrent Education
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • 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 their mandatory fees 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 assessed 50% of mandatory student activity fees. MBA students are also assessed undergraduate student activity fees. 

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:

  • AMS Mandatory Fees - $609.66
  • AMS Optional Fees - $77.74
  • AMS Dental Plan - $154.50
  • AMS Health Plan - $129.56
  • Complete list of student fees

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 2% 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:

From Tuesday, September 1 until Wednesday, September 30, 2015 through

Please note: Tuition is due September 1st, but student activity fees are not due until September 30th. Your SOLUS account should show Future and Current Due amounts.

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:

Amount refunded

Sept 30


Jan 31


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: for full details on the plans.

AMS Student Activity Fee Bursary

The AMS has established a bursary to assist a limited number of students facing significant financial need in paying for their student activity fees. Students can apply for the bursary through the General bursary application available on SOLUS. There will not be a separate application. These are due by October 30th, 2015. If you have any questions or concerns about this bursary, please contact Kanivanan Chinniah, President.