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Incidental Fees

Important Invoicing Information

Note: The Student Choice Initiative not in effect for spring-summer invoices.

The provincial government’s Student Choice Initiative was quashed in court Nov. 21. As a result, non-tuition ancillary fees will appear on invoices for the spring, intersession and summer 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).

LSPIRG

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.

Prism

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.

All Undergraduate Students

Note: Fees are for both full- and part-time undergraduate students, unless otherwise noted.

Undergraduate Student Incidental Fees

Fee Type

Per 0.5 Credit

Maximum Fee Charged*

Copyright Fee

$0.96

No maximum

Dental Plan (per year, charged in fall term)

N/A

$115.92 (fall term only)

Health Plan (per year, charged in fall term)

N/A

$123.51 (fall term only)

Independent Student Media Fee

$2.86

$11.44

International Students Overcoming War Scholarship Fund

$1

$4

Laurier Academic Support Fee

$8.02

$40.10

Laurier Athletics and Recreation Fee

$16.27

$81.35

Laurier Career Services Fee

$8.10

$40.50

Laurier Health and Counselling Fee

$11.13

$55.65

Laurier Students' Public Interest Research Group Fee

$1.07 (Brantford)

$5.58 (Waterloo); $4.28 (Brantford)

Orientation and Transition Fee

N/A

$101 (fall term, first-year students only)

Provincial Advocacy Fee

N/A

$3.29 (fall term only)

Students' Union Academic Support Fee

$1.13

$4.52

Students' Union Campus Clubs Fee

$0.68

$2.72

Students' Union Campus Safety Fee

$2.03

$8.12

Students' Union Health and Wellness Fee

$0.77

$3.08

Students' Union Recreation Fee

$2.43

$9.72

Students' Union Social Programming Fee

$2.71

$10.84

Sustainability Fee

$1.42 (part-time students)

$5.68 (full-time students)

Undergraduate Faculty Association Fee for Academic and Career Support (excluding Lazaridis School)

$2.63

$10.52

Undergraduate Faculty Association Fee for Social Programming (excluding Lazaridis School)

$1.12

$4.48

WUSC Student Refugee Program Fee

$1

$4

Campus-Specific Fees

Brantford Campus Undergraduate Incidental Fees

Fee Type

Per 0.5 Credit

Maximum Fee Charged*

Athletic Complex Fee

$8

$40

Enhancement of Student Life Levy

$4.37

No maximum

Student Centre Building Fee

$11.99

$47.96

U-Pass: Brantford Transit Fee (full-time students only)

N/A

$51.28


Waterloo Campus Undergraduate Student Incidental Fees

Fee Type

Per 0.5 Credit

Maximum Fee Charged*

Enhancement of Student Life Levy

$9.55

No maximum

Students' Union Building Fee

$9.36

$37.44

U-Pass: Waterloo Transit Fee (full-time students only)

N/A

$99.10

Program- and Faculty-Specific Fees

Program and Faculty Undergraduate Incidental Fees

Fee Type

Per 0.5 Credit

Maximum Fee Charged*

Co-operative Education Fee (summer co-op only, Science and Arts students)

N/A

$357.80

Co-operative Education Fee (excluding summer co-op only, Science and Arts students)

N/A

$748.89

Education Technology Renewal Fee

N/A

$75 per year (charged in fall term)

Lazaridis School Undergraduate Faculty-Based Activity Fee for Social Programming

$1.38

$6.90

Lazaridis School Undergraduate Faculty Association Fee for Academic and Career Support

$3.22

$16.10

Music Academic Support Fee

$20.35

$101.75

Music Career Support Fee

$7.40

$37

Music Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fee

$3.80

$19

Music Student Buildings Support Fee

$4.85

$24.25

Music Student Experience Fee

$3.60

$18

PRISM Fee (full-time, Lazaridis School students only)

N/A

$65

*Maximum fees charged are per term and effective Sept. 1, 2019, unless otherwise noted.

All Graduate Students

Graduate Incidental Fees

Fee Type

Full- / Part-Time

Basis

Fee

Canadian Federation of Students Fee

both

per term

$17.12 (fall term only)

Copyright Fee

both

per term

$3.20

Dental Plan

both

fall term only

$201.46

GSA Academic Support Fee

part-time

per term

$4.32

GSA Academic Support Fee

full-time

per term

$8.64

GSA Capital Fee

part-time

per term

$4.30

GSA Capital Fee

full-time

per term

$8.60

GSA Career Services Fee

part-time

per term

$3.52

GSA Career Services Fee

full-time

per term

$7.04

GSA Financial Aid Fee

part-time

per term

$1.26

GSA Financial Aid Fee

full-time

per term

$2.52

GSA Graduate Enhancement Fund

both

per term

$52.19

GSA Health and Counselling Fee

part-time

per term

$6.28

GSA Health and Counselling Fee

full-time

per term

$12.56

GSA Location-Specific Programming Fee

part-time

per term

$6.78

GSA Location-Specific Programming Fee

full-time

per term

$13.56

GSA Social Justice and Equity Fee

part-time

per term

$1.50

GSA Social Justice and Equity Fee

full-time

per term

$3

Health Plan

both

fall term only

$407.57

Independent Student Media Fee

both

per term

$7.80

International Students Overcoming War Scholarship Fund

both

per term

$4

Laurier Academic Support Fee

part-time

per credit

$8.02

Laurier Academic Support Fee

full-time

per term

$40.10

Laurier Athletics and Recreation Fee

part-time

per credit

$16.27

Laurier Athletics and Recreation Fee

full-time

per term

$81.35

Laurier Career Services Fee

part-time

per credit

$8.10

Laurier Career Services Fee

full-time

per term

$40.50

Laurier Health and Counselling Fee

part-time

per credit

$11.13

Laurier Health and Counselling Fee

full-time

per term

$55.65

Laurier Students' Public Interest Research Group Fee

both

per term

$3.63

Sustainability Fee

full-time

per term

$5.68

Sustainability Fee

part-time

per term

$2.84

Campus-Specific Incidental Fees

Brantford Campus Graduate Incidental Fees

Fee Type

Full- / Part-Time

Basis

Fee

Athletic Complex Fee

both

per term

$40


Waterloo Campus Graduate Incidental Fees

Fee Type

Full- / Part-Time

Basis

Fee

U-Pass: Waterloo Transit Fee

full-time

per term

$99.10

Program- and Faculty-Specific Fees

For Co-op Students

Fee Type

Full- / Part-Time

Basis

Fee

Co-operative Education Fee

full-time

per term

$748.89


For MBA, MABE, MFin, MSc in Management, PhD in Management Students (Unless Otherwise Noted)

Fee Type

Full- / Part-Time

Basis

Fee

MBA Academic Support Fee (Waterloo)

full-time

per term

$48.54

MBA Career Support Fee (Waterloo)

full-time

per term

$60.21

MBA Student Experience Fee (Waterloo)

full-time

per term

$41.25

MBA Student Experience Fee (Waterloo)

part-time

per half credit

$15

MFin Academic Support Fee

full-time

per term

$1.25

MFin Career Support Fee

full-time

per term

$55.83

MFin Student Experience Fee

full-time

per term

$66.67

MFin Wellness Support Fee

full-time

per term

$1.25

PRISM Fee

full-time

per term

$65


For Martin Luther University College Students

Fee Type

Full- / Part-Time

Basis

Fee

Luther Academic Support Fee

both

per term

$5

Luther Building Fee

both

per term

$5

Luther Career Services Fee

both

per term

$2

Luther Community Services Fee

both

per term

$5

Luther Health and Counselling Fee

both

per term

$5

Luther Learning Series Fee

both

per term

$3


For Faculty of Music Students

Fee Type

Full- / Part-Time

Basis

Fee

Music Academic Support Fee

full-time

per term

$84.26

Music Diversity and Equity Fee

full-time

per term

$15.74

Not-for-Credit Programs

Not-for-Credit Program Incidental Fees

Fee Type

Maximum Fee Charged*

LEAF Health Insurance (14-week cycle)

$200 per term

LEAF Health Insurance (8-week cycle)

$100 per term

LEAF Student Services Fee (14-week cycle)

$217.60 per term

LEAF Student Services Fee (8-week cycle)

$108.80 per term

LEAF Textbooks (per term, levels 1-4)

$200 per term

LEAF Textbooks (per term, level 5)

$120 per term

Pre-MBA Health Insurance

$352.35

*Maximum fees charged are per term and effective Sept. 1, 2019, unless otherwise noted.

Incidental Fee Descriptions

Not-for-Credit Program Incidental Fee Details