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AMS Subsidies

AMS Subsidies

Application deadline for U-Pass Subsidy Application Winter 2020-2021 is September, 21st 2020

Application deadline for AMS Fee and Sub Renewal Fee Winter 2020-2021 Subsidy Application is September, 21st 2020 

To improve the lives of students at UBC, the Alma Mater Society offers subsidies to those members who are experiencing genuine financial hardship. If you are able to demonstrate genuine financial hardship, you may be eligible either for a partial or full U- Pass Subsidy, a New SUB Fee subsidy, AND/OR a complete AMS Subsidy.

If you are living outside of the lower mainland white taking courses online during the Term 1 (September-December) this fall, please DO NOT load your U-Pass BC on to your Compass card. You may be eligible for an exemption from the U-Pass program. Deadline for the U-Pass Exemption has now closed.

All subsidy applicants must provide a written statement that demonstrates their financial needs, in addition to any supporting documents. Once the final date for applications passes, the AMS Finance Department will review all applications and will rank each one, according to greatest financial need. As funding for these subsidies is limited, your ability to demonstrate financial hardship does not guarantee a subsidy, and applicants may receive one, but not necessarily all of the subsidies. Please note that students must be eligible for the U-Pass to be eligible for the U-Pass subsidy. Only successful applicants will receive notification in the form of a credit on their student financial account, one month after the deadline for submissions.

Students registered in both terms of the Winter Session who wish to apply for a subsidy must apply by the end of the second week of classes in Term 1.