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Student Fees Established and Approved by a Student Society

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
Student Union Membership1$170.50 per year$9.48 per credit$170.50 per year
Extended Health2$76.01 per term$76.01per term$76.01 per term
Extended Dental2$88.39 per term$88.39 per term$88.39 per term
BC Federation of Students Membership$10.99 per term$10.99 per term$10.99 per term
Media Fund$4.62 per year$4.62 per year$4.62 per year
Library Levy$43.99 per term$43.99 per term$43.99 per term
Mandatory Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass)3$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 
Engineering Society Students$30.00 per term
Undergraduate Human Kinetics Course Union Fee$24.83 per term
Management Students Course Union Fee$50.42 per term

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