Student Fees

Student Fees

Student Fee Infographics

Waterloo Students' Union Fees

 

Waterloo Student Fees

 

Brantford Student Fees

 

Brantford Students' Union Fees

Breakdown of Student Fees

Please note that all fees are effective as of September 1st, 2015 (Updated: August 25th, 2016).

Health Plan

$112.45
Applies to full and part-time students.
Charged annually in the fall term providing coverage for one year from September 1 to August 31. Opt-out available with proof of alternate coverage.

Dental Plan

$105.54

Applies to full and part-time students.
Charged annually in the fall term providing coverage for one year from September 1 to August 31. Opt-out available with proof of alternate coverage.

Laurier Student Public Interest Research Group [Waterloo]

$5.23 per term

Funds the creation of a fully functional Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) which seeks to engage students in the provision of resources, community, collaboration, research and education.
Opt-out available within the first 2 weeks of each term.
Applies to Waterloo campus students only
Not levied by the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union

Prism – SBE Computer Contribution

$65.00 per term

Designed to increase computer facilities for students in the School of Business and Economics.
Opt-out available through the PRISM Help Desk by the end of the second week of the applicable term.
Applies to full-time SBE students
Not levied by the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union

Comprehensive Student Services Fee

$34.32 per 0.5 credit 

This fee is an agreement in which students contribute 50% of the cost of Student Services on campus and in turn receive 50% control in voting on all major items relating to it. Services covered by this fee include:

  • Office of the Assistant Vice-President: Student Services
  • Office of the Dean of Students
  • Student Awards
  • Health, Counseling and Career Services
  • Athletics and Recreation
  • International Student Advisor
  • Special Needs Students
  • Chaplains Discover Laurier
  • Off-Campus Housing

Student Administrative Council Fee

$8.41 per half credit to a max of $33.64 per term

Provides support to the operation of the Students’ Union, including student representation, services and programs.
Applies to full and part-time students.

Student Publication Fee

$2.74 per half credit to a max of $10.96 per term

Covers all operating costs for Wilfrid Laurier Unviersity Student Publications (WLUSP)
Not levied by the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union

Students’ Union Building Fee [Waterloo]

$7.22 per half credit to a max of $28.86 per term

Supports the cost of operating and maintaining the Fred Nichols Campus Centre.
Applies to Waterloo campus students only.

Student Centre Building Fee [Brantford]

$11.03 per half credit to a max of $44.12 per term

Supports the cost of operating and maintaining the Student Centre.
Applies to Brantford campus students only.

Enhancement of Student Life Levy

$4 per 0.5 credit to a max of $20 [Brantford]
$8.74 per 0.5
credit [Waterloo]

This fee represents a contribution from the undergraduate student body to the University’s capital campaign. Past contributions from this fund have gone toward Trellis Library Search Engine, IT improvements, the creation of Alumni Field and renovation to the Fred Nichols Campus Centre.

Copyright Agreement Fee

$2.08 per half credit

Grants Laurier the right to reproduce copyright works for the purposes of education, research and higher learning.
Applies to full and part-time students.
Not levied by the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union

Sustainability Fee

$1.31 per half credit to a max of $5.24 per term

Funds the operation of the Laurier Sustainability Office. The fee is collected by the Students’ Union, then distributed to the University.

Food Service Facility Fee [Brantford]

$3.75 per half credit to a max of $15.00 per term

This fee will pay for the construction of the Brantford Dining Services Facility.
Applies to Brantford campus students only.

Athletic Complex Fee [Brantford]

$8.00 per 0.5 credit to a maximum of $40 per term

This fee supports the creation of the Laurier Brantford / YMCA Athletic Complex.
Applies to Brantford campus students only.

Faculty Based Fee [Waterloo]

School of Business & Economics students: $4.25 per half credit to a max of $21.25 per term
All other students: $3.75 per half credit to a max of $15.00 per term
This fee supports faculty based clubs, providing additional resources to support student learning.

Laurier Brantford Program Fee

$15 per term

Includes Journalism Guild Fee, Criminology Fee, Leadership Program Fee.
These fees are not levied by the Students’ Union and serve as a substitute to the Faculty Based fee (see above).
Applies to Brantford campus students within these programs only.

Music Accompaniment Fee

Fee varies based on number of courses selected and the type of accompaniment and number of hours required for the course.
Applies to students within this program only.

Bus Pass [Brantford]

$47.41 per term

Provides unlimited travel on Branford Transit for current term. Terms run from September 1 – December 31 (Fall) and January 1 – April 30 (Winter).
Applies to Brantford campus full-time (2.0 or more credits per term) students only.

Bus Pass [Waterloo]

$81.65 per term

Provides unlimited travel on Grand River Transit for current term. Terms run from September 1 – December 31 (Fall), January 1 – April 30 (Winter), and May 1 – August 31 (Summer).
Applies to Waterloo campus full-time (2.0 or more credits per term) students only.

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Fee

$1.00 per half credit to a max of $4.00 per term

WUSC-World University Services of Canada–   is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. WUSC  works with post-secondary institutions in Canada to provide education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world.   http://www.wusc.ca/en/who-we-are

The WUSC Student Refugee Program has been helping young refugees achieve their dreams for over 30 years, providing hope, resources and access to post-secondary education at Canadian universities. http://www.wusc.ca/en/srp

More than 1200 former refugees have been sponsored by the program. For stories on their experiences see   http://www.wusc.ca/en/category/program/student-refugee-program

At Laurier, the WUSC Student Refugee Program (SRP), to which every student contributes $4 a term to support 9 (6 in Waterloo and 3 in Brantford) students to pursue their university education at Laurier.   The program is led by a Student Committees on both campuses that support the SRP students in their transition and integration to Laurier. The Local Committees undertake a variety of activities– everything from raising money for overseas development to advocating for the Millennium Development Goals (http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals  to sponsoring student refugees.

The stories of the SRP students at Laurier are those of families from Rwanda, Somalia and Sudan, Malawai,  and Syria   who fled war in their countries to find safety in some of the world’s largest refugee camps in Kenya and Uganda. Through the efforts of the United Nation’s High Commission for Refugees, these students were supported in their efforts to educate themselves and were chosen for the opportunities to come to Canada. The Laurier program has existed for over 17 years.

Ayiko Solmon, a graduate of Laurier was recently featured  http://www.wlu.ca/documents/41866/Ayiko.pdf

Hippolyte Mugisha  graduated in Spring 2015

http://wlu.ca/spotlights/_archived/refugee-overcomes-many-hardships-to-graduate-from-laurier-with-top-honours.html

Information on the WLU WUSC program is available on Facebook at   https://www.facebook.com/wuscwlu

International Students Overcoming War Scholarship Fund

$1 per half credit to a max of $4 per term

Developed by the Daughters for Life Laurier student club in conjunction with Laurier International, this fee exists to bring individuals from international conflict zones to be able to pursue a degree at Laurier.