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Graduate Studies Calendar 2019-2020 Tuition and General Fees C.3 General Fees
C.3 General Fees

All graduate students are assessed general fees, which are subject to change without notice, each year.

General fees are assessed yearly and on a per-term basis.

General Fees Assessed Annually
  Full-Time Part-Time
Graduate Students' Association (GSA) $176.84 $147.00
Group Insurance $11.00 -
Extended Health Insurance $326.58 -
Dental Insurance $264.09 -
Graduate Bursary Donation $10.00 $10.00
TOTAL $788.51 $157.00
General Fees Assessed on a Per Term Basis
  Full-Time   Part-Time    

Spring/ Summer* 2019 Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring/Summer* 2019 Fall 2019 Winter 2020

Full-time students only

$24.65 $24.64
$24.65 $24.64
Campus Recreation
$35.90 $35.91 $35.90 $35.90 $35.91 $35.90
Student Services Fee
$150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $50.00

$330.90 $361.56 $361.54 $85.90 $110.56 $110.54

*All Spring/Summer services are available on May 1 and expire on August 31. Summer registrants will be charged the Spring/Summer amount in July; all other registrants will be charged the Spring/Summer amount in May. For additional information on fees and payment plans please see:

C.3.1 Health and Dental Insurance

Each student is responsible for their own basic health care coverage and must be enrolled in a provincial health plan or its equivalent. The Graduate Student Association arranges an extended health and dental benefit plan which is compulsory for full-time students unless proof of alternative coverage (e.g., Blue Cross, Clarica), with their name and UCID on it, is submitted to the GSA online ( or in person (Earth Sciences, Room 1030) before the fee payment deadline. Deadlines can be found at

Family Coverage must be applied for before the fee deadline. Part-time students are automatically excluded from the Health and Dental Plan, but may apply to the GSA to purchase this coverage. Application must be made before the fee payment deadline.

C.3.2 Donations

The Graduate Bursary Donation is an optional $10.00 per year for full- and part-time graduate students.

Students who wish to opt out must do so through their Student Centre at before the fee payment deadline of their annual registration.

C.3.3 UPass (Universal Transit Pass)

In a 2002 referendum, the Students' Union and Graduate Students' Association members supported the introduction of the compulsory UPass program for all full-time students. The UPass program requires each full-time student attending the University of Calgary to pay a compulsory fee, per term, in return for a reduced rate transit pass. More information can be found at:

Eligibility for the UPass

To be eligible you must be a graduate student with full-time status.

Students who are issued the UPass when their status is full-time and subsequently change their status to part-time are no longer considered eligible to use the UPass program. Students are required to return this sticker to the Parking and Transportation services counter within 7 days of their status change. Failure to return this sticker will result in a hold placed on the student account. Students that change their status from part-time to full-time must wait 48 hours for the change to appear in the system before they can obtain a UPass.

C.3.4 Campus Recreation and Athletic Fees

Descriptions of the Campus Recreation and Athletic programs are to be found in the Student and Campus Services section of this Calendar.

Payment of the athletic fee entitles part-time students to free admission to interuniversity athletic games.

Students completing all University of Calgary courses off-campus are not required to pay campus recreation or athletic fees.

Campus recreation and athletic fees are non-refundable if a student withdraws from a term.

C.3.5 Student Services Fee

The Student Services Fee is mandatory for all undergraduate, medicine and graduate students. Students are assessed on a per term basis for the fall and winter terms and per intersession during the summer term based on full-time or part-time status.

The Student Services Fee is a comprehensive fee that covers a number of services provided to University of Calgary Students.

More information can be found at: