Subsidies

Subsidies

The AMS offers hardship subsidies to students that demonstrate they’re experiencing genuine financial hardship. Students can apply for 4 kinds of Hardship Subsidies: Full U-Pass, Partial U-Pass, SUB Renewal, AMS Fee.

The values for the subsidies for current the Winter session (2017/2018) are:

  • Full U-Pass Subsidy: $164
  • Partial U-Pass Subsidy: $82
  • SUB Renewal Subsidy: $100
  • AMS Fee Subsidy: $113.90

These amounts will be updated as necessary for the next school year. In the summer, students can apply for U-Pass subsidies within the first 3 weeks of the summer term they are requesting a subsidy for.

How to apply?

The subsidy application form can be accessed via AMS Clubhouse. Login using your Campus Wide Login (CWL) then find the application under ‘Forms’ tab. The subsidy application has been extended. Please fill out this form to apply. Please ensure you are using a computer to fill out the application, mobile devices are not currently supported.

Current applicants will receive notification of their status in mid November. Successful applicants will receive the funds as a credit in their SSC account in late November – early December.

Please contact fundsandgrants@ams.ubc.ca for any questions about applying to hardship subsidies.

Deadlines

Term 1 2017 W AMS Subsidy Opens: August 30-September 22.

 

NOTE: The deadline to apply has been extended to October 13th. 

Premium Assistance Fund

Partial or full reimbursement of the Health & Dental Plan fee ($232.49) is available on a need basis from the AMS and GSS through the AMS/GSS Health Plan Premium Assistance Fund.

Returning students as well as Students who began their academic year in September and who have not opted out of the AMS/GSS Extended Health & Dental Plan may apply for the bursary. The application form is available at www.gss.ubc.ca/health.