Student Fees Established and Approved by a Student Society

Student fees include fees established and authorized by the UBC Board of Governors and fees established and authorized by student societies. Student fees are charged to all students for the period of September 1 to August 31. Fees are calculated according to full-time or part-time status, academic session (winter or summer), and study level (undergraduate or graduate).

Under section 27.1 of the University Act, a student society has the authority to establish and approve student fees by referendum. The University is required to collect these fees on behalf of the student society, but does not approve these fees or determine the amount of these fees.

The following fees have been approved by the UBC Vancouver student societies, the Alma Mater Society (AMS) and the Graduate Student Society (GSS).

General Student Fees Established and Approved by a Student Society


Student Fee 
AMS Membership Fee$48.23 per year
AMS/GSS Health and Dental Plan1$338.00 per year
AMS Financial Assistance Fund$12.00 per year
AMS Athletics and Intramurals$21.00 per year
International Fee$0.33 per year
Ombudsperson Fee$1.26 per year
Sexual Assault Support Services Fee$17.10 per year
Clubs Benefit Fee$0.80 per year
Sustainable Food Access Fund$0.43 per year
Student Legal Fund Fee$1.00 per year
WUSC Fee$6.40 per year
Capital Projects Fund$9.34 per year
SUB Renewal Building Fee2$100.00 per year
Climate Action Fee$1.60 per year
U-Pass3$180.40 per term
Indigenous Student Fund$1.09 per year
New Recreation Centre Fee$10.00 per year
Permanent thrift shop on campus fee$1.09 per year
AMS Resource Groups Fee$1.98 per year
Bike Kitchen$4.17 per year
CiTR Radio$6.55 per year
Campus Culture and Performance$3.21 per year
Ubyssey Publication Fee$7.86 per year
Graduating Class Fee4$3.00 (in final year only for undergraduate students)

1AMS/GSS Health and Dental Insurance provides coverage for expenses such as most prescription drugs, travel health insurance, vision, and dental care, in addition to basic medical covered by MSP. The fee is assessed only in the Winter Session and provides coverage from September 1 to August 31. Students beginning their studies in January will be assessed $185.00 and will be covered from January 1 to August 31. Please visit for information on Change-of-Coverage Period to determine when opt-outs or new enrolments can be made.

2 SUB Renewal Fee is used to support the construction of the new Student Union Building.

3 The U-Pass provides all zone unlimited access to public transit, and is charged to eligible students enrolled in the Winter and Summer Sessions and who are members of the AMS. For information on exemptions and how to apply, refer to U-Pass eligibility and exemptions. Refer to U-Pass for more information.

4 This fee is assessed to all students in Winter Session who are registered in the final year of a course leading to a bachelor’s degree, the M.D., the D.M.D., the J.D., or the B.Ed., and who have not previously paid the fee. This fee is for the support of student-sponsored graduating class activities. This fee is tax deductible and will be included in the T2202 tax receipt.


Undergraduate Student Fees Established and Approved by a Student Society


Undergraduate SocietyStudent Fee per year
Arts (B.A. (non-Econ)1, B.M.S., B.F.A., and diploma programs)$13.00
Arts Student Centre Building Fee (B.A.1, B.M.S., and B.F.A.)$29.35
Commerce (B.Com.)$310.76
Commerce Student Building Fee (B.Com.)$636.75
Applied Science (B.A.Sc.1)$51.20
Dental Hygiene (B.D.Sc.)$115.00
Economics (B.A. with Econ specialization, B.I.E.)$31.09
Education (B.Ed., DEDU)$10.00
Architecture (B.End., B.Des.)$350.00
Forestry (B.S.F., B.Sc. (Forest Sciences), B.Sc. (Natural Resource Conservation), B.Sc. (Global Resources), B.Sc. (Wood Products))$50.00
Kinesiology (B.H.K. or B.Kin.)$30.00
Land and Food Systems (Agriculture) (B.Sc. degrees)$30.00
Law (J.D., LL.B., J.D./M.B.A.)$148.00
Medicine Years 1 & 2 (M.D.)$58.00
Medicine Years 3 & 4 (M.D.)$68.00
Music (B.Mus.)$25.00
Nursing (B.S.N.)$46.00
Nursing Gateway Building Fee (B.S.N.)$60.00
Pharmacy (Entry-to-Practice PharmD)$81.74
Social Work (B.S.W.)$5.00
Science (B.Sc.1)$30.60

1 Includes UBC Vantage College programs.


Graduate Student Fees Established and Approved by a Student Society


Graduate Student SocietyStudent Fee
GSS Capital Improvement Fee$7.41 per year
Graduate Student Society$65.38 per year
Graduate Student Society Financial Aid Fee$2.23 per year
Architecture and Landscape Architecture (M.Arch., M.L.A., M.Arch./M.L.A.)$350.00 per year
Library, Archival and Information Studies (M.A.S., M.A.S/M.L.I.S., M.L.I.S.)1$20.00
Commerce and Business Administration (M.B.A., J.D./M.B.A.)2$497.40
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Sauder Student Building Fee2$1,910.26
Master of Business Analytics Society Fee$293.52 per year
Master of Management (M.M.) Sauder Student Building Fee3$1,273.51
Master of Management (M.M.)3$250.00
Pharmacy (M.Sc./Ph.D.)4$45.00 per year
Nursing (Ph.D/M.S.N./M.N./M.P.H.M.S.N.)$31.37 per year
Nursing Gateway Building Fee (Ph.D/M.S.N./M.N./M.P.H.M.S.N.)$60.00 per year (New)

1 Collected one time only (not annually) by the School of Information on behalf of the student society.

2 Collected at the time of the first M.B.A. tuition instalment payment or the fourth J.D.M.B.A. tuition instalment payment.

3 Collected at the time of the first M.M. tuition instalment payment.

4 Collected per Winter term and Summer Session at $15.00 per instalment.

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