Student Fees Established and Approved by a Student Society

Student fees include fees established and authorized by the UBC Board of Governors and fees established and authorized by student societies. Student fees are charged to all students for the period of September 1 to August 31. Fees are calculated according to full-time or part-time status, academic session (winter or summer), and study level (undergraduate or graduate).

Under section 27.1 of the University Act, a student society has the authority to establish and approve student fees by referendum. The University is required to collect these fees on behalf of the student society, but does not approve these fees or determine the amount of these fees.

The following fees have been approved by the UBC Okanagan student society, which is called the Students’ Union of UBC Okanagan (UBCSUO).

General Student Fees Established and Approved by a Student Society


Student FeeUndergraduate Full-time (18 credits or more)Undergraduate Part-time (fewer than 18 credits)Graduate Full-time or Part-time
Students' Union Membership1$164.26 per year$9.13 per credit$164.26 per year
Extended Health Plan2$73.23 per term$73.23 per term$73.23 per term
Dental Plan2$85.15 per term$85.15 per term$85.15 per term
BC Federation of Students Membership$10.59 per term$10.59 per term$10.59 per term
Media Fund$4.45 per year$4.45 per year$4.45 per year
Library Levy Fee$42.38 per term$42.38 per term$42.38 per term
U-Pass3$63.00 per term$63.00 per term$63.00 per term

1Credits for courses associated with Distance Learning programs are included in the Students’ Union Membership calculation if there is registration in at least one on-campus course or online course that is not part of the Distance Learning program.

2 Extended Health and Dental provides coverage for expenses such as most prescription drugs, travel health insurance, vision, and dental care, in addition to basic medical covered by MSP. The plan is available in the Winter Session only.

3 The U-Pass provides all zone unlimited access to public transit within the Regional District of Central Okanagan and connections to Vernon through Vernon Regional Transit. It is charged to eligible students enrolled in the Winter Session who are members of the Students’ Union. The U-Pass program has limited opt-out provisions. For more information, visit UBCSUO.

Undergraduate Student Fees Established and Approved by a Student Society


Undergraduate Society 
UBCO Engineering Society Fee$30.00 per term
UBCO Human Kinetics Student Association$23.92 per term
Management Students' Association$50.42 per term

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