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. Additionally, the AMS has recently released three new subsidies aimed at encouraging student involvement within the community: AMS Club Membership Fee Subsidy, Constituency Event Fee Subsidy, and the Child Care Bursary. The subsidies available for the current academic session are:
NOTE: You must apply for the Summer Transit Subsidy each month you qualify. Applications for June 2023 are open May 25 – June 5, 2023. Application open and close dates are:
If you’re working over the summer but not enrolled in any courses, the student U-Pass BC rates ($45.10/month) aren’t available to you. For some students, a regular Transit Pass is just too expensive ($102.55-$185.20), so the AMS is helping out. If a regular transit pass is negatively impacting your finances, you might qualify for a Summer Transit subsidy. To eligible for the subsidy you must:
The application period for Summer 2023 Term 1 U-Pass Subsidy is May 26th – June 5th, 2023.
The U-Pass Subsidy is offered to students who are eligible for a U-Pass in the current academic term and are experiencing financial hardship. This subsidy is not applicable to those who aren’t taking courses this term and therefore inelegible for a U-Pass. Please refer to the Summer 2023 Transit Subsidy instead if you are inelegible for a U-Pass but require transit subsidies.
For more information on AMS transit subsidies and exemptions, please refer to the U-Pass page.
AMS Fee and SUB Renewal Fee Subsidy
*Students can only apply during the first term of their academic year. Here are the dates:
Health & Dental Fee Subsidy (updates to come)
*Students can apply in any term
AMS Club Membership Fee Subsidy
Constituency Event Fee Subsidy
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and CC email@example.com for any questions regarding applying for hardship subsidies. For U-Pass questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org