Ancillary fees - Undergraduate

2019-2020 academic year

For Spring-Summer 2019 tuition fees, see archives.

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.

Fee summary

Full time

Fall 2019

Winter 2020

Spring-Summer 2020

Part time

Fall 2019

Winter 2020

Spring-Summer 2020

Fee details

University of Ottawa Students' Union (UOSU) - Essential services

Fall 2019

Winter 2020

Spring-Summer 2020

University of Ottawa Students' Union (UOSU) - Optional services

In fall 2019, it was possible to opt out of paying ancillary fees for one or more services due to a decision by the Ontario government to make certain services non-essential. However, this decision was challenged by the Canadian Federation of Students—Ontario. On November 21, the Ontario Divisional Court ruled in favour of the CFS and cancelled this government measure. Therefore, starting in January 2020 term, the University will require payment of all ancillary fees and you will no longer be able to opt out of some of them. These fees will be added to your statement of account for the Winter 2020 term.

Fall 2019

Winter 2020

Spring-Summer 2020

Faculty associations - optional

In fall 2019, it was possible to opt out of paying ancillary fees for one or more services due to a decision by the Ontario government to make certain services non-essential. However, this decision was challenged by the Canadian Federation of Students—Ontario. On November 21, the Ontario Divisional Court ruled in favour of the CFS and cancelled this government measure. Therefore, starting in January 2020 term, the University will require payment of all ancillary fees and you will no longer be able to opt out of some of them. These fees will automatically be added to your statement of account for the Winter 2020 term.

Fall 2019

Winter 2020

Spring-Summer 2020

Student services

Fall 2019

Winter 2020

Spring-Summer 2020

Collective health insurance plan

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

New this year: Undergraduate part-time students also pay the insurance premiums listed below.

Fall 2019

U-Pass

Fall 2019 and Winter 2020

Your U-Pass is valid from September 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020. You can pay for your U-Pass along with your fall tuition, at a cost of $425.42. Full-time students enrolled for just the Winter term (not the Fall term), must pay $212.71 for a U-Pass, which is valid from January 1 to April 30, 2020.

Spring-Summer 2020

Students enrolled full time for the Spring-Summer 2020 term must pay $212.71 for a U-Pass, which is valid from May 1 to August 31, 2020.

Learn more about the U-Pass.

University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) for international students

In addition to the collective insurance premiums above, full time international students who study at an Ontario university must pay premiums for UHIP, a health insurance plan that covers most medical treatments and health services. Whereas collective insurance covers the cost of dental check-ups and many prescription drugs, UHIP covers doctor’s visits and most hospital costs.

Depending when you start your program, you will need UHIP coverage for 4, 8 or 12 months. The 12-month coverage period runs from September 1 to August 31. Rates vary from year to year.

Below are all the 2019–2020 coverage periods and amounts for a single person based on when you start your program:

  • September 2019: 12 months — $636
  • January 2020: 8 months — $424
  • Spring/Summer 2020:  4 months — $212

Note that rates are higher for family or couples coverage.

Learn more about UHIP.

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