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Incidental Fees

Important Invoicing Information

Note: The Student Choice Initiative not in effect for Spring 2021 invoices.

The provincial government’s Student Choice Initiative was quashed in court Nov. 21, 2019. As a result, non-tuition ancillary fees will appear on invoices for the fall and winter terms and there is no option to opt out of the fees that the government had previously deemed “non-essential.” The government has sought leave to appeal this court decision. Laurier, along with other Ontario institutions, continues to monitor the situation and will provide updates as they are available.

For background information on the Student Choice Initiative during its active period in 2019, see the Student Choice Initiative FAQ.

Overview of Incidental Fees

Laurier programs are delivered either in Waterloo, Brantford or online. Some fees are associated with a particular campus/site or a particular program/faculty; other fees may be applicable to all programs.

For further information about each fee, see the descriptions of fees below.

Optional Fees

Health and Dental Plans

Health and dental plan fees are compulsory unless you already have health and dental coverage. Every year in the fall, you may opt out of health and dental plans with proof of alternative coverage through the Students' Union website (for undergraduate students) or the GSA website (for graduate students).


Opt-Out Deadline: Last date to register for term
Laurier Students' Public Interest Research Group
(LSPIRG) is a non-profit organization that has provided tools for action and advocacy for nearly 15 years. You may opt out of the LSPIRG fee at the start of each term through the opt-out portal.


Opt-Out Deadline: Last date to register for term
Students within the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics are automatically enrolled into the Prism Resources program and have access to unlimited technology rental and training services. You may opt out of the Prism fee at the start of each term through the opt-out portal.

Opt-Out Deadline: Last registration date for the term. Please refer to the academic calendar

Undergraduate Student Fees

Graduate Student Fees

Incidental Fee Descriptions (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Not-for-Credit Program Fees