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Incidental Fees


  1. The following incidental fees are compulsory:
                                                 Term
    Student Services Fee (see Note 17)
    - Full-time                                $40.73
    - Part-time                                $12.22
    CanCopy Fee (see Note 18)
    - Full-time                                $  .94
    - Part-time                                $  .28
    Federation of Students (see Note 8)        $23.50
    Interuniversity Athletics                  $33.50
    Health Insurance (see Note 6)
    - Regular                                  $35.05
    - Co-op                                    $65.70
    Federation Hall (see Note 7)               $ 7.50
    Student Co-ordinated Plan (see Note 16)    $25.00
    

  2. The following incidental fees must be paid on registration but are refundable on request from the organization listed below within three (3) weeks after the start of lectures for the term:

                                                      Term
    Imprint - including GST (see Note 13)           $ 4.10
    Student Society (see Note 9)
    - Applied Health Sciences                       $ 3.00
    - Architecture                                  $ 5.00
    - Arts                                          $ 7.00
    - Engineering                                   $14.00
    - Environmental Studies                         $ 5.00
    - Independent Studies                           $    -
    - Mathematics                                   $ 7.50
    - Optometry                                     $ 9.00
    - Science                                       $ 9.00
    Voluntary Student Contribution (see Note 15)
    - Accounting                                    $75.00
    - Engineering                                   $75.00
    - Science                                       $50.00
    - Math                                          $31.42
    

  3. The following incidental fees are voluntary, not a requirement of registration and are refundable on request from the organization listed below within three (3) weeks after the start of lectures for the term:

                                                 Term
    WPIRG (see Note 10)                          $ 3.28
    Sandford Fleming Foundation (see Note 11)    $ 3.00
    Radio Waterloo (see Note 12)                 $ 4.50
    Science Foundation (see Note 14)             $ 3.00
    
Note 1 - Term
Term refers to a particular four-month period of registration: Fall Term - September to December; Winter Term - January to April; Spring Term - May to August.

Note 2 - Co-operative Fee
Additional fee assessed to all Co-operative program students registered in more than two term course equivalents per term.

In offering Co-operative programs, the University incurs significant extraordinary costs in the academic departments, as well as in the Department of Co-operative Education and Career Services, the Registrar's Office, and other departments which serve the students. These costs are not provided for in the operating grants received from the Government. The University recovers a portion of the extra costs of Co-operative programs by collecting a special Co-op service fee from students registering in these programs. The Co-op fee is set in accordance with the methodology approved by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and distributes the cost recovery over all terms of the Co-operative programs in which students pay fees.

Note 3 - Tuition Rates for Co-op Students
Tuition for Co-op students is set at a rate of $14.00 per term higher than the corresponding rate for non-Co-op students. This additional fee will recover the academic-related costs of marking work reports and is calculated in accordance with guidelines approved by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

Students who have registered for the normally scheduled number of academic terms, but are required to register for additional terms in order to complete their academic degree requirements are exempted from the Co-op and Work Report Marking portion of their fees for such terms.

Please contact the Assistant Registrar for your Faculty to request a fee adjustment if this situation applies to you.

Note 4 - Unit Course Fee
The fee assessed at $276.00 for each term course at a weight of 0.5, and at a prorated value for other course weights. The Unit Course Fee for Foreign Students with Student Authorization is shown above.

Note 5 - Student Authorizations
The Ontario Government has established a policy of higher tuition fees for foreign students studying in Ontario on Student Authorizations. The policy came into effect as of January 1, 1977. The higher fees apply to all students beginning a program on or after January 1, 1977, except for those who qualify for exemption under one of the following categories.

  1. A citizen of Canada within the meaning of the Citizenship Act or a person registered as an Indian within the meaning of the Indian Act;

  2. A Permanent Resident within the meaning of the Immigration Act, 1976;

  3. A visitor admitted to and remaining in Canada under clause 10(c) of the Immigration Act, 1976 who has entered Canada or is in Canada to carry out her/his official duties as a diplomatic or consular officer or representative or official properly accredited of a country other than Canada, or of the United Nations or any of its agencies or of any intergovernmental organizations in which Canada participates or as a dependent member of the staff of any such diplomat, consular officer, representative or official; or a member of a foreign military force or of a civilian component thereof admitted to Canada under the Visiting Forces Act, and any dependents of such personnel;

  4. A dependent* of a visitor who is admitted to and remaining in Canada under clause 10(c) of the Immigration Act, 1976 for the purpose of engaging in employment;

  5. Visitors, and their dependents, who are admitted to, and remain in, Canada (under clause 10(c) of the Immigration Act, 1976), for the purpose of employment. (This exemption is not applicable to visitors who are graduate teaching and research assistants.)

  6. A person admitted to and remaining in Canada who is officially recognized by the Employment and Immigration Commission of Canada as a Convention refugee within the meaning of the Immigration Act, 1976;

  7. A person admitted to and remaining in Canada under clauses 10(a) and 10(b) of the Immigration Act, 1976 who is sponsored and financially assisted by one of the following: the Canadian International Development Agency, the International Development Research Centre, the World Bank, and any program of financial assistance to students under an aid program of the United Nations or its agencies provided such a program is recognized and directly or indirectly assisted by the Government of Canada;

  8. A person admitted to and remaining in Canada under clause 10(a) or 10(b) of the Immigration Act, 1976, who is sponsored by a foundation: which is a recognized international charitable foundation; and which is registered as a charitable organization either in Canada or another industrialized country; and whose particular aid program is international in scope and aimed at low-income developing countries; and which provides full support to the student including travel, living expenses, tuition fees, etc.; and where prior approval of the Minister has been secured;

  9. A person admitted to and remaining in Canada under clause 10(a) or 10(b) of the Immigration Act, 1976 who is the holder of an Ontario graduate Scholarship.

* In clause 4, "dependent" means the spouse of that person and any unmarried son or daughter of that person or of the spouse of that person who is in full-time attendance at an Ontario university or related institution.

The foregoing is a condensed version of the "Foreign Student Fee Differentials and Exemptions." For further details, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Note 6 - Health Insurance
Effective September 1, 1978, a revised supplementary Student Health Insurance Plan was put into effect at the request of the student body. Student premiums are shown in the Schedule of Fees. The premium and coverage may be waived if proof of equivalent or better insurance coverage is provided. Exemption is available during first three (3) weeks of term only. Exemption Forms are available in the Cashier's Office, Needles Hall. Dependent (family) coverage may be obtained on request and by payment of a further $46.91 for a Regular student per term and $87.96 for a Co-operative student at each registration.

This plan does not include the benefits of the Ontario Health Coverage. It is the student's own responsibility to ensure that such personal coverage is obtained.

Further details are available from Health Services.

Note 7 - Federation Hall
This non-refundable fee being assessed starting Fall term 1984 was approved by student referendum in 1983.

Note 8 - Federation of Students
Payment of the Federation of Students fee is required at registration. This fee became compulsory starting May term 1992.

Note 9 - Society Fees
Payment of the Society Fee is required at registration, but a student who does not wish to participate may obtain a refund by applying to the respective society within three (3) weeks after the start of lectures as indicated on the Academic Calendar.

Note 10 - WPIRG (Waterloo Public Interest Research Group)
A student funded environmental and social research group.

This fee is voluntary, refundable, and not a requirement for registration. Requests for refunds or questions concerning WPIRG should be directed to the on-campus WPIRG office within three (3) weeks after the start of lectures as indicated on the Academic Calendar.

Note 11 - Sandford Fleming Foundation (S.F.F.)
An organization dedicated to the development of co-operative engineering education.

This fee applies to Engineering students only and is voluntary, refundable and not a requirement for registration. Requests for refunds should be directed to the on-campus Engineering Society office, within three (3) weeks after the start of lectures for the term as indicated on the Academic Calendar.

Note 12 - Radio Waterloo
The on-campus student radio station.

This fee is voluntary, refundable, and not a requirement for registration. Requests for refunds should be directed to the Radio Waterloo office within three (3) weeks after the start of lectures for the term involved as indicated on the Academic Calendar.

Note 13 - Imprint
The student newspaper.

Payment of the Imprint fee is required at registration. Requests for refunds should be directed to the Imprint office within three (3) weeks after the start of lectures for the term involved as indicated on the Academic Calendar.

Note 14 - Faculty of Science Foundation Fee
This fee applies to Science students including Optometry and is voluntary, refundable and not a requirement for registration. Requests for refunds should be directed to the Faculty of Science Foundation, within three (3) weeks after the start of lectures for the term as indicated on the Academic Calendar.

Note 15 - Voluntary Student Contribution (Accounting, Engineering, Math, Science)
These voluntary contributions have been established by foundations or associations controlled by students in the programs concerned. Proceeds will be used to update laboratory facilities, teaching equipment, or provide course enrichment not otherwise possible. Further details are available from the relevant organizations. Payment of the contribution is required at registration, but a student who does not wish to participate may obtain a refund by applying to the organizations concerned within three (3) weeks after the start of lectures as indicated on the Academic Calendar.

Note 16 - Student Co-ordinated Plan
This non-refundable fee being assessed starting Spring term 1992 was approved by student referendum inJanuary 1992.

Note 17 - Student Services Fee
This non-refundable Student Services Fee was assessed starting in the Fall Term 1994 to all full-time and part-time students in accordance with the Student Services Fee Protocol signed in March 1994 and approved by the Board of Governors in April 1994. The 1995/96 fees shown are those estimated when the Student Services Fee was approved in 1994. The final 1995/96 fees are expected to be approved by the Board of Governors by May 1995.

Note 18 - CanCopy Fee
This non-refundable fee being assessed starting Spring Term 1995 was approved by the Board of Governors in February 1995. This fee is assessed to all full-time and part-time students to recover the student-related share of the CanCopy licence fee. The CanCopy licence provides for indemnity from civil claims related to copyright laws so long as the members covered comply with the provisions of the licence. Details of the CanCopy licence are available in the Libraries, campus copy centres and academic departments.

Note 19 - Other Costs
The fees shown do not include the costs of text books, class notes, Distance Education Program tape or kit deposits, mandatory supplies, certain accommodation or other costs associated with field trips, or other miscellaneous expenses, some of which are noted below:

Miscellaneous Fees (at time of printing)
Re-examination fee (Engineering only)          $50.00
Returned Cheques - Handling charge (plus 
  late registration penalty as applicable)     $15.00
Duplicate Tax Receipt                          $ 5.00
Letter of Verification of Registration Status  $ 5.00
Replacement of lost or stolen student 
  Photo Identification Card                    $20.00
Replacement of lost or stolen student 
  Health Insurance Card                        $ 5.00
Transcript of Record
  -$5.00 for first copy
  -$3.00 for each additional copy ordered 
  at the same time as the first copy
Letter of Permission                           $25.00
Request for Copy of Academic Record
  (Student Examination Report)                 $ 3.00

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