Students who have any questions regarding fees, should contact the Office of the Registrar, Western Student Services Building 1120, 519-661-2100.
THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AMEND TUITION, COMPULSORY ANCILLARY FEES, SUPPLEMENTARY FEES AND OTHER CHARGES, ADMISSION AND TUITION DEPOSITS AT ANY TIME.
Student fees fall into three basic categories: tuition fees, non-tuition-related ancillary fees, and supplementary fees.
Tuition Fees cover instruction, library facilities, examinations, use of laboratory supplies, apparatus, basic materials, and articles of instruction.
Compulsory Non-Tuition-Related Ancillary Fees, as governed by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development are fees levied to cover the cost of items that are not normally paid for out of the University's operating or capital revenue.
Changes to these fees are regulated by the Protocol that was established between the University and student government representatives. Some examples are:
- Student Development Centre
- Financial Aid Office
- Centre for New Students
- First Nations Services
- Western Foot Patrol
- Intercollegiate Athletics
- Campus Recreation
- Student Health Services
- Thompson Recreation & Athletic Centre
- Off Campus Housing Office
Non-tuition related ancillary fees that are exempt from the Protocol include fees for learning material and clothing retained by the student, fees for material used in the production of items which become the property of the student, field trip fees, student organization fees, and fees approved by referenda. These include the following and others that may be approved from time to time:
- Student Organization Fee
- Student Health Plan *
- Student Dental Plan *
- Orientation Week Fee **
- UCC Operating Fee
- UCC Expansion Fund
- Canadian Copyright Fee
- University Health Insurance Plan for International Students ***
- Music Lesson Fees
- Holster Kit Fee in Kinesiology
- Voluntary Student Levies in Faculties/Schools, such as: Engineering, Music, Kinesiology, Science, Social Science, Nursing
* Students may opt out by the end of September with proof of other coverage. See westernusc.ca/services for more information.
** Students may opt out. See westernusc.ca for details.
*** Refundable with proof of OHIP coverage. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Supplementary Fees are fees or charges which are incurred by the individual student as a result of a request for specific services (e.g. transcripts) or the result of other actions (e.g. late payment penalty). Some samples of fees in this category are:
- Deregistration fee
- Identification card fee
- Late registration fee
- Late payment penalty
- Letter of Permission fee
- Registration cancellation fee
- Reinstatement fee
- Removal of academic sanction fee
- Returned cheque charge
- Transcript fee
- Transcript evaluation fee
Student Donation Fee
Students who have any questions about whether a particular compulsory ancillary fee falls into one of the above categories and, therefore, can be charged in addition to their tuition should contact the Chair of the Department or unit charging the fee.
Full-time students in certain faculties have initiated student donations to augment tuition and activity fees. The allocation of these donations is determined by the appropriate student group. The amount of the donation may vary among faculties. The fee, which is included on the statement of account, must be paid in full. If you subsequently wish to opt out of paying this fee, contact the Dean's Office of your faculty before September 30 of the current academic year.
At the end of February, Advancement Services will issue an official income tax receipt to students who paid the donation in full. Students can use this receipt to claim a credit on their income tax returns. For further information, contact the appropriate Dean's Office or Advancement Services.
Concurrent Degrees – One Professional and One Bachelor Degree Taken at the Same Time
Students who are currently registered in a professional degree may apply for permission to register concurrently in a Bachelor degree. Tuition fees applicable to the professional degree will be charged and primary registration will reflect the Faculty offering the professional degree in all academic terms, including registration in non-professional summer courses, co-op, and internship.