Fees, Opt-In/Out & Subsidies
AMS Student Fees
Here is a breakdown of the AMS fees.
|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
|U-Pass Fee (per term)*||$170.00|
|Total Non-AMS Fees||$177.04|
*these fees can be opted-out of.
How to Opt-Out/In
Students registered in both terms of the Winter Session who wish to opt-out must apply by the end of the second week of classes in Term 1.
If you wish to opt-out of any fees, make sure to submit your opt-out requests within the designated period. Students can only opt-out in the summer term if that is your first term of enrollment this academic year.
- Winter term 1 opt-out period opens on September 8, 2020
- Winter term 1 opt-out period closes on September 18, 2020
Please note that there are no opt-outs during the summer period for students who were enrolled in a preceding Winter semester, as students are not charged returnable fees again during Summer sessions (with the exception of the U-Pass). Only students whose first semester of enrollment is a Summer term can opt out during this time. For all dates and deadlines pertaining to opt-out, please refer to UBC’s academic calendar.
How to Opt-Out
Resource Group Fee/ Arts and Culture & Performance Fee
Use the Opt-Out form on AMS CampusBase to submit your request. You will need your CWL to login.
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 email@example.com. Use “opt out” as the subject line.
Visit their office in the NEST LL500, or contact Dora Dubber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit their office in the NEST 2208, or contact Douglas Baird at email@example.com.
Health & Dental Plan
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 1, the change-of-coverage period is from September 8-29, 2020. If you are a new student starting in Term 2, the Change-of-Coverage Period is from January 4-25, 2021. If you are a new student starting in Term 3, the Change-of-Coverage Period is from June 3-30, 2021.
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 must apply to opt-in during the designated opt-in period.
- Winter term 1 opt-in period opens on September 8, 2020
- Winter term 1 opt-in period closes on September 18, 2020
How to Opt-In
Students are able to opt-in and out-out only in their first term of the academic year. The term in which you begin your classes is considered your first term of the year. For example if you didn’t start classes until Winter Term 2, then Winter Term 2 would be your first term of the year.
To Opt-In fill out the Opt-In form on AMS CampusBase and follow the steps. You will need your CWL to login.
For the Summer terms, students can submit opt-in requests up to two weeks before the start of the relevant term. For opt-in requests outside of this timeline (e.g. in the middle of the semester, or summer) 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.
Students registered in both terms of the Winter Session who wish to opt-in must apply by the end of the second week of classes in Term 1.
For any questions, or further information on Opt-in’s and Opt-outs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The AMS offers hardship subsidies to students that demonstrate they’re experiencing genuine financial hardship. Students can apply for four kinds of Hardship Subsidies: Full U-Pass, Partial U-Pass, SUB Renewal, AMS Fee.
The subsidies for current the Winter session (2020/2021) are:
- Full U-Pass Subsidy
- Partial U-Pass Subsidy
- SUB Renewal Subsidy
- AMS Fee Subsidy
If you wish to apply for subsidies, make sure to submit your application within the designated period
Students registered in both terms of the Winter Session who wish to apply for a subsidy must apply during the designated application period. This period will take place from August 31, 2020 to September 21, 2020.
Current applicants will receive notification of their status by the end of September. Successful applicants will receive the funds as a credit in their SSC account by November.