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 (2016/2017) are:

  • Full U-Pass Subsidy: $158
  • Partial U-Pass Subsidy: $79
  • SUB Renewal Subsidy: $100
  • AMS Fee Subsidy: $105.48

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 for the regular Winter semesters can be found at the following link, which is currently closed and will be reopened at the start of the next semester: Please contact for any questions about applying to hardship Subsidies, or for applying for a summer U-Pass subsidy.



Generally, subsidies can be applied for in the first 3-4 weeks of the beginning of a new semester. Exact dates and deadlines will be provided as the beginning of the relevant semester approaches.

Premium Assistance Fund

Partial or full reimbursement of the Health & Dental Plan fee ($227.04) 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