Student Activity Fees

Otherwise known as Ancilliary fees

Some Students May Experience a Black-Out Period at the start of the Fall Term

Some students may experience a black-out period during September and October as the insurer finalizes the enrolment data. If this happens to you, please check your SOLUS account to make sure that you were assessed the AMS Health and Dental fee.

If you have been assessed the fee, please hold on to all of your receipts and use the StudentCare mobile app to file your claims at the end of October.

Any student wishing to opt-out of an Optional AMS or Faculty-Specific Fee—or from the AMS Health and Dental Plans—may do so once a year during the Change of Coverage period from Thursday, September 1st until Friday, September 30th, 2022.  Please note: opting-out of the AMS Health and Dental Plans requires proof of equivalent coverage by another plan.

Who is Assessed Student Ancillary Fees?

AMS-affiliated, full-time, undergraduate students are assessed student ancillary fees. AMS-affiliated students are those represented by the following Faculty Society members: Arts and Science, Applied Science and Engineering, Computing, Commerce, Concurrent Education (years 1-4 only), Health Science, Nursing, and Physical & Health Education & Kinesiology and MBA students.

Students registered in 9 or more units (equivalent to 3 courses) are considered full-time and are assessed full student ancillary fees; both mandatory and optional. This assessment is done in the Fall Term. Students enrolled solely during the winter term are assessed 50% of mandatory student fees only.

AMS-affiliated part-time undergraduate students who would not normally be charged student ancillary fees may opt-in through the University Registrar if they wish to participate in and have access to undergraduate student government activities, jobs and services and the AMS Health and Dental plans. Please select the Self Enrolment button above to learn about and complete the Self Enrolment process. 

Students 65 years or older, those not AMS-affiliated, and those registered exclusively in correspondence, off-campus or evening courses are exempt from this process and are not able to opt-in.

How Are Student Ancillary Fees Established?

Virtually all student ancillary 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 1% of AMS members and/or be approved for the ballot by the elected legislative branch of the student government (AMS Assembly). Most student ancillary fees are subject to review by referendum every three years, giving students an opportunity to either confirm or reject support for individual fees.

Student Ancillary 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 ancillary fees.

Fee refunds, in accordance with University Policy can be viewed here:


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