Ancillary & Incidental Fees

Ancillary fees fund services and supports that promote a safe, fulfilling, well-rounded post-secondary experience. The Student Choice Initiative, introduced in January 2019, gave students the ability to opt out of services that the provincial government deemed “non-essential.” The resulting funding cuts have reduced the effectiveness and threatened the existence of services that students depend on, including student associations, sexual health centres, peer support, food banks, and campus media. Other issues include unregulated housing and administrative fees, high textbook costs, and a general lack of transparency and accountability in the collection of ancillary fees.