Fees, Opt-In/Out & Subsidies
AMS Student Fees
Here is a breakdown of the AMS fees.
- How to Opt-Out/Opt-in to AMS fees (please scroll down for more information)
- AMS Subsidies Available (please scroll down for more information)
|AMS Membership Fee||$43.15|
|Capital Projects Fund Fee||$8.36|
|AMS Financial Assistance Fund Fee||$12.00|
|Athletics and Intramural Fee||$21.00|
|Sexual Assault Support Services Fee||$9.50|
|SUB Renewal Building Fee||$100.00|
|Student Refugee Fund Fee||$5.73|
|Resource Groups Fee*||$1.77|
|Lighter Footprint Fee||$2.64|
|International Projects Fund Fee||$0.29|
|Bike Kitchen Fee*||$1.12|
|Clubs Benefit Fee||$1.77|
|Childcare Bursary Levy Fee||$1.17|
|Student Legal Fund Fee||$1.00|
|Campus Culture and Performance Fee*||$2.50|
|Health and Dental Plan*||$264.63|
|Graduating Class Fee||$3.00|
|Sustainable Food Access Fund Fee||$0.39|
|Indigenous Student Fund||$0.97|
|Permanent Campus Thrift Shop Fee||$0.97|
|Total AMS Fees (excluding Constituency Fees)||$488.96|
Non AMS STUDENT Fees
|Athletics and Rec fee (charged in Term 2)||$230.82|
|U-Pass Fee (per term)*||$170.00|
|Total Non-AMS Fees||$407.85|
*these fees can be opted-out of.
How to Opt-Out/In
Students can only opt-out in term 2 if that is their first term of enrolment this academic year (2020-2021). If you wish to opt-out, please submit your opt-out requests within the designated period. Term 2 opt-out period opens on January 1, 2021 and closes January 31, 2021
How to opt-out
Resource Group Fee/ Arts and Culture & Performance Fee/ Permanent Thrift Store on Campus Fee
Use the Opt-Out form on AMS CampusBase to submit your request. You will need your CWL to login.
Bike Co-op Fee
Your $1.12 contribution will enable the Bike Kitchen to weather the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring that we have staff and biking supplies ready to greet you when you return. Supporting the Bike Kitchen means supporting cycling advocacy and education, and social justice advancement through our extensive training and programming. Learn more at our website: www.thebikekitchen.ca. We of course understand if this is not possible for you at this time.
Visit the Bike Kitchen in Room 36 in the UBC Life Building (6138 Student Union Blvd), or contact Sunny Nestler with your name and student number at firstname.lastname@example.org. Use “opt out” as the subject line.
Visit their office in the NEST LL500, or contact Dora Dubber at email@example.com.
Visit their office in the NEST 2208, or contact Douglas Baird at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health & Dental Plan Fee
If you’re an international student or have existing medical coverage you can opt-out of the AMS/GSS Heath & Dental Plan. Be sure to do this within the Change-of-Coverage Period. If you start school in Term 2, the change-of-coverage period is from January 1-31, 2020.
Questions? The Health & Dental Plan office is located in NEST 3128. You can only opt-out of Heath and Dental with proof of alternate medical coverage only.
Learn more about U-Pass exemptions and opt-out options
In accordance with the AMS code of procedures Section XIII, Article 3(7) and pursuant to AMS Bylaw 14(9), Active Members of the Society who are not eligible for the exclusive services of the health and dental plan and the U-Pass due to their special fee exemption status, may Opt-In to the Society’s fees in order to receive the aforementioned benefits.
Students can only opt-in during term 2 if that is their first term of enrolment this academic year (2020-2021). If you wish to opt-into any fees, make sure to submit your opt-in requests within the designated period. Term 2 opt-in period opens on January 1, 2021 and closes January 31, 2021.
how to Opt-In
To Opt-In, fill out the Opt-In form on AMS CampusBase and follow the steps. You will need your CWL to login.
For opt-in requests outside of this timeline (e.g. in the middle of the semester) please contact Vpfinance@ams.ubc.ca
PLEASE NOTE: Should you wish to Opt-In to AMS Fees, you must Opt-In to all AMS Fees.
For any questions, or further information on Opt-in’s and Opt-outs, please contact email@example.com
The AMS offers hardship subsidies to students who are experiencing genuine financial hardship. Students can apply for four kinds of Hardship Subsidies: Health and Dental Fee Subsidy, U-Pass Subsidy, SUB Renewal Fee Subsidy and the AMS Fee Subsidy.
The subsidies available for the current academic session (2021/2022) are:
- U-Pass Subsidy Closes May 31st
- AMS Fee and SUB Renewal Fee Subsidy (applications closed)
Students are eligible to apply for the AMS Fee and SUB Renewal Fee subsidies in January if term 2 is their first term of the 2020-2021 academic session.
- Health & Dental Fee Subsidy (applications closed)
Students who missed the application deadline in term 1 are welcome to apply for the Health and Dental Fee Subsidy in term 2.