Ancillary fees

2020-2021 academic year

Ancillary fees (formerly incidental fees) are related to student activities, services and associations. Examples include student union fees and student services fees (Health Services, Sports Services and University Centre). They vary by level of study (undergraduate or graduate), by faculty and, in some cases, by department. Please note that in certain cases, ancillary fees are not applied.

Undergraduate studies

Student services (undergraduate)
Fall 2020
  Full time Part time
Health Services $26.14 $13.06
Sports Services $59.70 $29.84
University Centre $15.66 $7.82
Winter 2021
  Full time Part time
Health Services $26.14 $13.06
Sports Services $119.40 $59.68
University Centre $15.66 $7.82
Spring-Summer 2021
  Full time Part time
Health Services $26.14 $13.06
Sports Services $119.40 $59.68
University Centre $15.66 $7.82
TELFER Career Centre
  Full time Part time
Fall 2020 $114.28 $57.14
Winter 2021 $114.28 $57.14
Spring-Summer 2021 $114.28 $57.14
University of Ottawa Students' Union (UOSU)

The University of Ottawa Students’ Union is the union representing undergraduate students and their interests on campus as they relate to student life. For details on the services they provide, check the UOSU webpage.

Fall 2020
  Full time Part time
Core Operations $12.24 $6.12
Health, Wellness, and Safety $17.83 $8.91
Academic Support $13.09 $6.41
Athletics and Recreation $4.59 $2.30
Central Services $9.52 $4.22
Financial support $6.62 $6.62
Student Life $23.46 $11.73
CHUO 89.1 FM Community Radio $5.09 $2.66
La Rotonde $3.47 $1.87
Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) $4.10 $4.10
The Fulcrum $3.47 $1.87
Legal Aid Clinic $3.45 $1.87
Ombudsperson $1.08 $1.08
Winter 2021
  Full time Part time
Core Operations $12.24 $6.12
Health, Wellness, and Safety $17.83 $8.91
Academic Support $13.09 $6.41
Athletics and Recreation $4.59 $2.30
Central Services $9.52 $4.22
Financial support $6.62 $6.62
Student Life $23.46 $11.73
CHUO 89.1 FM Community Radio $5.09 $2.66
La Rotonde $3.47 $1.87
Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) $4.10 $4.10
The Fulcrum $3.47 $1.87
Legal Aid Clinic $3.45 $1.87
Ombudsperson $1.08 $1.08
Spring-Summer 2021
  Full time Part time
Core Operations $12.24 $6.12
Health, Wellness, and Safety $17.83 $8.91
Academic Support $13.09 $6.41
Athletics and Recreation $4.59 $2.30
Central Services $9.52 $4.22
Financial support $6.62 $6.62
Student Life $23.46 $11.73
CHUO 89.1 FM Community Radio $5.09 $2.66
La Rotonde $3.47 $1.87
Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) $4.10 $4.10
The Fulcrum $3.47 $1.87
Legal Aid Clinic $3.45 $1.87
Ombudsperson $1.08 $1.08
Faculty student associations
Fall 2020
  Full time Part time
Students' Association of the Faculty of Arts (except Communication) $12.20 $7.22
Association des étudiantes et des étudiants en droit civil de l'Outaouais $10.17 $0.00
Telfer Student Council $17.85 $8.92
Engineering Endowment Fund (except Computer Science) $25.00 $0.00
Science Students' Association $9.63 $4.80
Undergraduate Nursing Student Association $10.00 $6.00
International Political and Policy Studies Student Association $4.00 $2.00
Conflict Studies and Human Rights Students' Association $1.33 $0.80
Ottawa Law Review $21.56 $10.77
Winter 2021
  Full time Part time
Students' Association of the Faculty of Arts (except Communication) $12.20 $7.22
Association des étudiantes et des étudiants en droit civil de l'Outaouais $10.17 $0.00
Telfer Student Council $17.85 $8.92
Engineering Endowment Fund (except Computer Science) $25.00 $0.00
Science Students' Association $9.63 $4.80
Undergraduate Nursing Student Association $0.00 $0.00
International Political and Policy Studies Student Association $4.00 $2.00
Conflict Studies and Human Rights Students' Association $1.33 $0.80
Ottawa Law Review $21.56 $10.77
Spring-Summer 2021
  Full time Part time
Students' Association of the Faculty of Arts (except Communication) $12.20 $7.22
Association des étudiantes et des étudiants en droit civil de l'Outaouais $10.17 $0.00
Telfer Student Council $17.85 $8.92
Engineering Endowment Fund (except Computer Science) $25.00 $0.00
Science Students' Association $9.63 $4.80
Undergraduate Nursing Student Association $10.00 $6.00
International Political and Policy Studies Student Association $4.00 $2.00
Conflict Studies and Human Rights Students' Association $0.00 $0.00
Ottawa Law Review $21.56 $10.77
Group health insurance individual plan (undergraduate)

Full-time and part-time students enrolled in at least one course on the downtown campus or the Algonquin – Woodroffe campus must pay the following insurance premiums.

Health insurance (individual)
  Full time Part time
Fall 2020 $44.54 $44.54
Winter 2021 $44.54 $44.54
Spring-Summer 2021 $44.54 $44.54
Dental insurance (individual)
  Full time Part time
Fall 2020 $38.76 $38.76
Winter 2021 $38.76 $38.76
Spring-Summer 2021 $38.76 $38.76

Graduate studies

Student services (graduate)
Fall 2020
  Full time Part time
Health Services $18.28 $9.13
Sports Services $35.97 $17.99
University Centre $10.36 $5.17
Winter 2021
  Full time Part time
Health Services $18.28 $9.13
Sports Services $71.94 $35.97
University Centre $10.36 $5.17
Spring-Summer 2021
  Full time Part time
Health Services $18.28 $9.13
Sports Services $71.94 $35.97
University Centre $10.36 $5.17
TELFER Career Centre
  Full time Part time
Fall 2020 $171.42 $85.71
Winter 2021 $168.06 $84.03
Spring-Summer 2021 $168.06 $84.03
Graduate Students Association (GSAÉD)

The Graduate Student Association (GSAÉD) represents, promotes, and defends the interests of graduate students at the University of Ottawa. For details on the services this association provides, check the GSAÉD.

Fall 2020
  Full time Part time
GSAÉD $54.87 $22.66
Student Appeal Centre Suspended Suspended
CBF (Capital Building Fund) $7.87 $7.87
Foot Patrol Suspended Suspended
Grad House $26.59 $26.59
International House Suspended Suspended
Food Bank Suspended Suspended
Human Rights (Equity Centre) Suspended Suspended
Bilingualism Centre Suspended Suspended
Women's Resource Centre Suspended Suspended
Centre for Students with Disabilities Suspended Suspended
Pride Centre Suspended Suspended
Canadian Federation of Students $8.75 $4.36
La Rotonde Suspended Suspended
The Fulcrum Suspended Suspended
Ombudsperson Suspended Suspended
Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) Suspended Suspended
Winter 2021
  Full time Part time
GSAÉD $54.87 $22.66
Student Appeal Centre Suspended Suspended
CBF (Capital Building Fund) $7.87 $7.87
Foot Patrol Suspended Suspended
Grad House $26.59 $26.59
International House Suspended Suspended
Food Bank Suspended Suspended
Human Rights (Equity Centre) Suspended Suspended
Bilingualism Centre Suspended Suspended
Women's Resource Centre Suspended Suspended
Centre for Students with Disabilities Suspended Suspended
Pride Centre Suspended Suspended
Canadian Federation of Students $8.75 $4.36
La Rotonde Suspended Suspended
The Fulcrum Suspended Suspended
Ombudsperson Suspended Suspended
Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) Suspended Suspended
Spring-Summer 2021
  Full time Part time
GSAÉD $26.22 $22.66
Student Appeal Centre $1.18 $0.59
CBF (Capital Building Fund) $7.87 $7.87
Foot Patrol $1.18 $0.59
Grad House $26.59 $26.59
International House $1.18 $0.59
Food Bank $1.18 $0.59
Human Rights (Equity Centre) $1.18 $0.59
Bilingualism Centre $1.18 $0.59
Women's Resource Centre $1.18 $0.59
Centre for Students with Disabilities $1.18 $0.59
Pride Centre $1.18 $0.59
Canadian Federation of Students $8.75 $4.36
La Rotonde $0.00 $0.00
The Fulcrum $0.00 $0.00
Ombudsperson $1.12 $1.12
Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) Suspended $0.61
Group health insurance individual plan (graduate)

Full-time students enrolled in at least one course on the downtown campus or the Algonquin – Woodroffe campus must pay the following insurance premiums.

Health insurance (individual)
  Full time Part time
Fall 2020 $82.70 $0.00
Winter 2021 $82.69 $0.00
Spring-Summer 2021 $82.69 $0.00
Dental insurance (individual)
  Full time Part time
Fall 2020 $96.96 $0.00
Winter 2021 $96.95 $0.00
Spring-Summer 2021 $96.95 $0.00

All levels

U-Pass

Fall 2020 term: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only full-time students who are taking at least one in-person class on campus in the Fall 2020 term will be charged the Fall/Winter U-Pass fee. However, all full-time students will be charged the U-Pass fee for the Winter 2021 term.

The U-Pass is a mandatory transit pass whose cost is included in University fees for full-time students. Learn more about the U-Pass.

  Full time Part time
Fall 2020 $218.03 $0.00
Winter 2021 $218.03 $0.00
Spring-Summer 2021 $218.03 $0.00
University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) for international students

Full time international students who study at an Ontario university must pay premiums for UHIP. Part time international students can be eligible for UHIP under certain circumstances. For more information, plase contact the International Office.

Depending when you start your program, you will need UHIP coverage for 4, 8 or 12 months. Below are the amounts for a single person for 12 months. Note that rates are higher for family or couples coverage.

Learn more about UHIP.

  Full time
Fall 2020 $240.00
Winter 2021 $240.00
Spring-Summer 2021 $240.00
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