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Below you will find detailed descriptions of McGill fees, organized alphabetically. The four letters following the name of the fee represent the detail code found on the Account Summary by Term. If you know the fee's four character code (available on your bill and account summary), use your browser's find function (CTRL-F on Windows, ⌘-F on Mac) to quickly locate the description.

 

Fees marked with an asterisk* are opt-outable by clicking on the Opt-out option of the Student Accounts menu in Minerva. The opt-out period is limited to the two weeks prior to the fee payment deadline in September and in January.



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Access McGill (ACCS)

The Access McGill fee is collected by the University to make McGill accessible to students with disabilities. The fee is used to provide the services, equipment and facilities necessary to help make this happen, under the jurisdiction of the Director, Office for Students with Disabilities. This fee does not apply to Macdonald College students or students in the School of Continuing Studies.

The fee was first introduced in 1988. Any changes to the fee can only be made following student referendums conducted by both the Post-Graduates’ Student Society (PGSS) and the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).

Agri & Envir Sci U/G Society (AESU)

This fee is charged to all B. Sc (Agr.), BSc (Agr. Eng) and Farm Management & Technology Students to support activities in the agriculture and environment field.

This fee can only be changed by a referendum conducted by the Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Society under the auspices of the Macdonald Campus Students’ Society.

Arts Computer Lab Fund (ARCL)*

This fee is charged to members of the Arts Undergraduate Society.

The fee funds a wide network of computing facilities that supports the use of instructional computers in the Faculty of Arts. The fee allows for the purchase and replacement of new computing facilities and equipment on an ongoing basis. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

Students opting out of this fee will no longer be granted access to the 24-hour Arts Computer Lab.

This fee was originally part of the Arts Improvement Fund. The Arts Improvement Fund was split into two funds as of the Winter 2010 term following a referendum held by the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) in the Fall 2009. Its renewal period coincides with that of the Arts Improvement Fund.

Arts Improvement Fund (ARIF)*

This fee is charged to all Arts undergraduate students in the Fall and Winter terms. Students in the BA&Sc degree also pay this fee on a pro-rated basis.

Its sole and unique purpose is to enhance the physical and capital resources that Arts students use, such as the Arts Lounge and the McLennan/Redpath Library Complex. In the past, it has funded the renovations of the third floor of the McLennan library, the wall painting of the Arts Lounge, and the furniture for student association lounges and offices. In addition, portions of this fund support the operations of the Arts Internship Office (AIO), the Faculty of Arts Computer Labs (FACL), and the Fine Arts Council (FAC).

Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva. Students opting out of this fee will no longer be granted access to the Arts Lounge in Leacock.

This fee has been in existence since 1995 following a student referendum conducted by the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS), and may be renewed every three years.

Arts Information Technology Charge (ARIT)

A fee created in 1997 and recommended by the Faculty of Arts to be charged to all BA and BSW students. The disbursement of funds generated by this charge is overseen by a parity committee of representatives from AUS and the Faculty of Arts. Funds must be distributed according to the needs of FACS, and the distribution must work towards:

  • the reduction of Undergraduate Arts student membership fees for the FACL (computer Lab). The IT charge is implemented with a view to providing free membership if facilities are available.
  • extending the hours of operation of the FACL
  • improving the training of student consultants employed by the FACL
  • maintaining the equipment run by the FACS
  • providing improved Internet and curricular services for departments in the Faculty of Arts

Arts Legacy Activity Fee (ARLE)

This fee was established in 2005 for courses in the Arts Freshman Legacy Option, which is an integrated program that involves four courses in the Freshman year. The activities fee will support the cost of visits to Montreal museums, theatrical demonstrations in the performance arts, and explorations in the cultural richness of Montreal’s musical world. These activities are aimed at enhancing the educational experience of students taking part in the Arts Freshman Legacy Option.

Arts Student Employment Fund (AUGE)*

This fee contributes to the creation of academically based employment opportunities for Undergraduate Arts students on campus. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva. Students who choose to opt-out of this fee should be aware that this makes them ineligible for participation in the program for that academic semester.

This fee has been in existence since 1999 following a student referendum conducted by the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS), and may be renewed every three years.

Arts Undergraduate Society (AUGS)

The Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) is an elected student government organization with two aims: to represent and promote the welfare and interests of its members, and to provide activities and services to enhance the educational, cultural, environmental and social conditions of its members. All undergraduate McGill students in the Faculty of Arts are members of the AUS. For each of the fall and winter semesters (but not the summer), students pay a fee which funds various activities throughout the year. Half of this fee is distributed to the department association of a student’s first major as listed on Minerva. More information can be found at the Arts Undergraduate Society website.

Any changes to this fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS).

Arts Undergraduate Theatre Society (AUTS)

This fee is charged to all Arts undergraduate students in the Fall and Winter terms. Students in the BA&Sc degree also pay this fee on a pro-rated basis.

The Arts Undergraduate Theatre Society (AUTS) is the official theatre group of the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS). Each year the AUTS puts on a major theatrical production; examples from previous years include West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, and Cabaret. The AUTS provides opportunities for students to engage in acting, producing, technical production, directing, choreography, and design. This fee will allow for more predictable finances for the AUTS and will allow the AUTS to focus on fulfilling their mission of promoting opportunities within theatre for members of the McGill community.

This fee has been in existence since Fall 2013 following a student referendum conducted by the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS), and may be renewed every three years. Students may not opt-out.

Athletics Facilities Improvement (ATHL)

The Athletics & Recreation Facilities Improvement fee is collected by the University to allow for further construction of the McGill athletics facilities.

The fee was approved for implementation in Fall 2004 following a student fee referendum held by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). The fee was renewed for an additional five years by student referendum in Spring 2014, and is charged to all students at the undergraduate level on the downtown campus. The McGill Fund Council committed to match student contributions for athletics facilities dollar-for-dollar.

Athletics and Recreation Fee (ATHF)

Biology courses (BIO1, BIO2, BIO3, BIO4, BIO5, BIO6)

- BIOL 240 Monteregion Flora (BIO2) $408.80

This course, given at the University’s Gault Nature Reserve in Mont St. Hilaire, has an additional fee of $408.80 which includes a hand lens, a textbook, handouts, lodging and supper each day. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund. The department of Biology subsidizes a portion of the cost for this activity.

- BIOL 331 Ecology and Behaviour (BIO5) $557.84

This course, given at the University’s Gault Nature Reserve in Mont St. Hilaire over a two week period in August, has an additional fee of $557.84 which includes room and board and handouts. The department of Biology subsidizes a portion of the cost for this activity.

- BIOL 334D2 Applied Tropical Ecology (BIO4) $1,481.90

This course, given in Barbados, has an additional fee of $1,481.90 to cover the costs of room and board at Bellairs Research Institute, the course pack and all other expenses during the course. It does not cover tuition, airfare, flight insurance, airport taxes, meals in transit, or the cost of supplementary health insurance. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund. The department of Biology subsidizes a portion of the cost for this activity.

- BIOL 432/632 Limnology (BIO3) $280

This course, involving two field weekends, has an additional fee of $280, which includes room and board and transportation. The fee is refundable during the period where a student can drop the course with full refund. The department of Biology subsidizes a portion of the cost for this activity.

- BIOL 573 Vertebrate Palaeontology (BIO6) $1,022

This course, given at selected localities in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan in May, has an additional fee of $1022 that covers room and board and museum entrance fees, but not tuition or transportation. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund. The department of Biology subsidizes a portion of the cost for this activity.

- BIOL 645 Biodiversity Science (BIO1) $576.71 (fee as of September 2014)

The course includes a fee of $576.71 for food and accommodation in Mont Saint Hilaire. This course is not offered in 2014-15, but will next be offered in Fall 2015. The fee is refundable until two weeks prior to the commencement of the course, with department approval.

Bio-Resource Engineering courses (BRE1, BRE2, BRE3, BRE6, BRE7, BRE8)

- BREE 314 Agri-Food Buildings (BRE1) $52.43

This course carries an additional course charge of $52.43 to cover transportation costs for field trips which may include an agri-centre, sugar shack and winery. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund.

- BREE 327 Bio-Env Engineering (BRE2) $9.44

This course carries an additional course charge of $9.44 to cover transportation costs for field trips which may include a solar installation site and, if registrations permit, a bio-ethanol plant. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund.

- BREE 533 / AGRI 435 Field Trip (BRE3) $13.63

The courses BREE 533 Water Quality Management and AGRI 435 Soil and Water Quality Management carry an additional charge to cover the cost of transportation with respect to a field trip. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund.

- BREE 217 Hydrology and Water Resources (BRE6) $30.66

This course carries an additional course charge of $30.66 to cover transportation costs for two field trips which may include a visit to a national weather station and a trip to gain hands-on experience on monitoring water flow in streams.

- BREE 531 Post-Harvest Drying (BRE7) $40.00

This course carries an additional course charge of $40 to cover transportation costs for two field trips which may include at least two visits to distinctly different drying facilities in the field.

- BREE 655 IWRM Research Visits (BRE8) $65

This course carries an additional course charge of $65 to cover transportation costs for field trips related to the course.

Brazil Study Abroad (DBR1 and DBR2)

This optional course is part of the Brazil Study Abroad Program which has a fee of $2,953.58 which includes a 12 day trip to Brazil for company visits and classes. A portion of the fee is eligible for a tax receipt on the T2202A, and includes accommodation in Brazil, breakfasts, local course related transportation, as well as instructor costs.

CA Base Camp Seminar (CABC)

CA Base Camp is an optional activity for students entering the Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting (the CA Program). It operates primarily as a four day intensive week, the week before the program starts, but includes three individual coaching sessions during the first summer. The Camp allows students an opportunity to ensure they have the skills expected of them to maximize their learning opportunities in the CA program, particularly related to learning with cases and writing case based exams.

The fee for Base camp is $250.00 and includes the four day base camp week as well as the three personal coaching sessions. For more information, please see: www.mcgill.ca/desautels/programs/ca/course-info

Centennial Centre (MCSN)

This fee is charged to all Macdonald Campus students to support and upgrade MCSS businesses, such as the Ceilidh and the bookstore.

This fee can only be changed by a referendum conducted by Macdonald Campus Students’ Society.

Clinic Facility 3rd & 4th YR (DECH)

This fee is charged to all 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Dentistry. The fee (previously known as the Dental Chair 3rd & 4th Yr Fee) was initiated in 1995 to pay for major renovations to the Undergraduate Teaching Clinic and to fund the purchase of dental chairs. In 2006, in consultation with the Dental Students Society, the fee was amended to account for increased costs associated with improvements to the clinic.

Copyright Fee (COPY)

Please see Copyright Fee.

Course Package Copyright Fee (DMGT)

This includes charges for the copyright expense on the material included in the course packs for specific courses taken in the Desautels Faculty of Management, where the publisher of the materials has opted out of the Copibec Quebec agreement or where the instructor is using more materials than is covered by the agreement. The charges vary depending on the number of documents for each course and the source of the material.

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Daily Publications Society Fee (DALY)

The McGill Daily, in production for over ninety years, is the only independent student newspaper at McGill University, and is entirely run by volunteers. The McGill Daily is published twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays. This fee, charged to all students except in the School of Continuing Studies, Graduate Medicine and Macdonald campus students, supports its publication. Please visit the McGill Daily's online edition for more information.

Any changes to the fee can only be made following student referendums conducted by both the Post-Graduates’ Student Society (PGSS) and the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).

Dentistry Equipment – 2nd YR (DEER)

This fee is charged to all 2nd year undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Dentistry. The fee was established in 1995 to pay for the maintenance of the Pre-clinical Dental Laboratory and was not raised until 2006, when, in consultation with the Dental Students Society, the fee was amended to include costs associated with improvements to laboratory equipment and facilities.

Dentistry YR2/YR3/YR4 Equip & Supplies (DE2Q or DE3Q or DE4Q)

Students registered in the Faculty of Dentistry are required to purchase equipment and supplies from the Faculty during the second, third and fourth years of the undergraduate program. Equipment purchased in the second year is used in third and fourth years and will likely be used when the student enters their own practice. A detailed invoice is included as an insert to the e-bill when these charges are included. The charges will be billed in two installments, once at the beginning of the Fall term and once at the beginning of the Winter term. Occasionally the billing will be estimated early in the Fall, but the final invoice amount will be established by November.

Dietetics and Human Nutrition Courses (DNT1, DNT2, DNT3, DNT4, DNT5, DNT6, DNT7, DNT8, DNT9, DNU2, DNU3, DNU4)

The following courses have fees associated with them that have been approved by the University. For more detail on the nature of the charges, please consult the class schedule:

NUTR 209 Professional Practice Stage Level 1 (DNT5) $150
NUTR 214 Culinary Tool Kit etc (DNT3) $350
NUTR 217 Food Fundamentals Lab (DNT6) $200
NUTR 311 Professional Practice Stage Level 2 (DNT8) $125
NUTR 346 Quantity Food Product (DNT9) $307.80
NUTR 409 Professional Practice Stage Level 3 (DNT7) $125
NUTR 510 Level IV Stage Manual (DNT4) $125
NUTR 545 MGH Manual (DNT2) $300
NUTR 551 Course and Lab Manual (DNT1) $100
NUTR 612 Food Systems Management Fee (DNU2) $125
NUTR 613 Graduate Clinical Nutrition Fee (DNU3) $125
NUTR 614 Graduate Community Nutrition Fee (DNU4) $125

Dietetics/Hum Nutr U/G Society (DHNA)

This fee is charged to all students registered in B. Sc. (Nutr.Sc.) & B.Sc. (F.Sc.) programs to support activities in the Nutrition field.

This fee can only be changed by a referendum conducted by the Dietetic & Human Nutrition Undergraduate Society under the auspices of the Macdonald Campus Students’ Society.

DSS New Facility Contribution (DNEW)

This fee is charged to incoming students in the Undergraduate Dental Program (DMD) and will go towards contributing towards the new facility, which will house the main undergraduate teaching clinic, the preclinical simulation laboratory, classroom teaching space, meeting rooms, the Dean's and Student Affairs' Offices, and space for researchers, staff and students in the Division of Oral Health and Society.

This fee will expire on June 30, 2019 unless renewed by the Dental Students Society no later than Winter 2019.

Earth & Planetary Science courses (EPS1, EPS2, EPS3)

- EPSC 231 Field Course Fee (EPS1) $531.44

This course, given in Sutton, has an additional fee of $531.44 to cover the costs of transportation, meals and accommodation as well as other field expenses. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund. The department of Earth and Planetary Science subsidizes a portion of the cost for this activity.

- EPSC 331 Field Course Fee (EPS3) $357.70

The field school will be based around the Bay of Fundy, and central Nova Scotia and has an additional fee of $357.70 to cover the costs of transportation and accommodation as well as other field expenses. Six days will be spent around the Chignecto peninsula, including visits to Parrsboro, Joggins, and Cape Chignecto park. The remaining time will be spent between Pictou, Wolfville and the Annapolis valley, and the coast south of Halifax.

- EPSC 341 Field Course Fee (EPS2) $511

This course, given every alternate year, has an additional fee of $511 to cover the costs of airfare, meals and accommodation as well as other field expenses. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund. The department of Earth and Planetary Science subsidizes a portion of the cost for this activity.

ECP Assess Materials Resources (ECP1)

Students taking courses which access the ECP Assessment Materials Resource Centre are required to pay an access fee as well as the cost of all consumables required per course. The fee is dependent on the number of consumables/protocols used in each class and is refundable during the withdrawal with full refund period.

EdUS Career Advising Fee (EDCS)

This fee is charged to all undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Education. The fee is for continued support for the Career Advisor position in the Faculty of Education. This individual, organizer of such Faculty-wide events like the annual Career Fair, serves all undergraduate students in a mentorship and advisory role.

This non-opt-outable fee was established in 2012 following a student referendum conducted by the Education Undergraduate Society (EdUS), and is required to be renewed every three years. The fund will be up for renewal in Spring 2015.

Education Courses (ED21, ED22, ED23, ED24, ED25, ED26, ED27, ED28)

The following courses have fees associated with them that have been approved by the University as follows. For more detail on the nature of the charges, please consult the class schedule:

EDEA 204 Art Supplies (ED27) $20
EDEA 205/304 Studio Fees (ED21) $10
EDEA 241 Art Supplies (ED22) $15
EDEE 270 Lab Manual (ED24) $10
EDEE 275 Lab Manual Fee (ED28) $10
EDEA 307 Art Supplies (ED26 ) $20
EDEA 332 Art Supplies (ED23) $10
EDEA 496 Art Supplies (ED25) $35

Education Graduate Students’ Society/Journal of Education (EGSS)

This fee is charged to all graduate students in Education and is split as follows:

a) 80% of the fee supports the Education Graduate Students' Society, which promotes academic activities such as conferences and seminars as well as social activities (Welcome event, BBQ, etc.) The fee was increased in 2005 to make travel grants and awards available to graduate students in Education. The fee may be renewed by a student-held referendum in Winter 2008.

b) 20% of the fee supports the McGill Journal of Education, which serves a distinct purpose in the field of educational research, theory, and practice. A major goal of the Journal is to provide a window into developments in education in Quebec. The Journal is published three times a year: in Winter, Spring, and Fall. For more information on the McGill Journal of Education, visit their website.

Any changes to this fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Education Graduate Students' Society under the auspices of the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) on behalf of graduate students in education disciplines.

Education Improvement Fund (EDIF)

The EdUS Undergraduate Education Improvement Fund is charged to all undergraduate students in Education (including joint programs, such as BED BSC). This fund was re-established in 2010, and provides funding for campaigns and projects initiated by the Education Undergraduate Society (EdUS), departmental student societies, Education students, Education faculty members, and Education professors. Grants are bequeathed by a committee made up of EdUS executives, departmental student society council members, Education undergraduate students (members-at-large), Faculty administrators, Education professors, and library personnel. The fund is a 2010 redesign of a previous fund that explicitly and solely supported media services and computer support in the Education Building. Students may not opt-out.

This fee is in place until Winter 2016 at which time a student referendum conducted by the Education Undergraduate Society (EdUS) could be held to continue the fee.

Education Undergraduate Society (EDUS)

A fee is charged to all undergraduate Education students to support the activities of the Education Undergraduate Society. Its role is to provide a voice for all undergraduates within the Faculty of Education. The society organizes events to promote and enjoy student life as education students.

Any changes to this fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Education Undergraduate Society (EUS).

Engineering Career Centre (EUCC)

This fee is paid by all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering. The McGill Engineering Career Centre (MECC) offers career services for students in Engineering. The Centre helps students find part-time and summer jobs during their studies and full-time permanent employment after graduation. For current events, job listings and other helpful information, see Careers 4 Engineers.

This fee was first created in 1998 following a student referendum conducted by the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS), and may be renewed every three years.

Engineering Computing Fee (ENCO)

This fee funds a wide network of computing facilities which supports the use of instructional computers in the Faculty.

The fee was implemented in 1996 by the Faculty of Engineering after consultation with student groups for all students in Engineering and the School of Architecture. In 2003 the fee was extended to graduate students in Urban Planning. Students in the School of Urban Planning may be eligible for exemption from the fee if the case where they are off-campus for a given term, with the approval of their department.

Engineering Design Team Fund (EUDT)*

The Design Team Fund Fee was created in 2007 to support undergraduate Engineering Design Teams at McGill. Administered by the Engineering Undergraduate Society, the Design Team Fund Fee is collected from members of the EUS, and distributed to Design Teams, to support their competitive endeavors. By providing additional funding to Design Teams, the Design Team Fund Fee helps ensure the continued success of Engineering Design Teams at national competitions. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

This fee has been in existence since Winter 2008 following a student referendum conducted by the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS).

Engineering Student Space Fund (EUSI)*

This opt-outable fee, initiated in 2014, is paid by all undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Engineering, including all students registered in the School of Architecture. The purpose of the fee is to be a sustainable resource for the future to improve, maintain, and create engineering undergraduate student space through capital expenditures. This allows the EUS to take on large projects which could not normally be supported by the operating budget, such as major renovations and the acquisition of space, as well as smaller projects benefiting the quality of student space.

The Student Space Fund fee replaces the Space Improvement fee and will be managed by the Student Space Fund Committee of the Engineering Undergraduate Society.

The existence of the fee shall be put to referendum once every ten (10) years, and can only be changed following a student referendum conducted by the Engineering Undergraduate Society.

Engineering Undergraduate Equipment Fund (EUGE)

This fee initiated in 1987, is paid by all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering. The purpose of the fee is to provide undergraduate engineering students with lab equipment that is addition to what is normally supplied by the University. The fund is jointly administered by the Faculty and the Engineering Undergraduate Society.

This fee can only be changed following a student referendum conducted by the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS) and is renewable every four years.

Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUGS)

This fee is charged to all undergraduate engineering students from the Faculty of Engineering, including students from the School of Architecture. The fee covers the costs of running the Engineering Undergraduate Society's operations. The role of the Society is to represent and promote the views of its members, and to implement academic, cultural, educational, physical, professional, social and other programs of interest to engineering students. For the services offered, please visit the EUS page.

This fee can only be changed following a student referendum conducted by the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS).

Engineering Undergraduate Support Fund (EUSF)

This fee, initiated in 2013, is charged to all undergraduate engineering students from the Faculty of Engineering, including the School of Architecture. The purpose of the fee is to provide undergraduate engineering students with human resources additional to those normally supplied by the University, including but not limited to TA hours, lab technician hours, and funding for staff from the McGill Engineering Student Centre. The fund is administered by the Support Fund Committee, a committee of the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS).

This fee can only be changed following a student referendum conducted by the Engineering Undergraduate Society, and will cease after two (2) years, in Winter 2015, unless reinstated by student referendum.

Engineers Without Borders Fee (EUGC)*

The Engineers Without Borders Charity Fee, established in Spring 2009, funds the EWB McGill chapter to create opportunities for the McGill engineering community to learn about development issues and take an active role in creating positive, sustainable change, both through overseas volunteer programs and in-Canada initiatives. Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an organization working to abolish poverty in developing countries and endeavoring to make Canada act as a beacon for the rest of the world by engaging Canadians to become model global citizens. This fee is applicable to all full-time and part-time students in Engineering on the downtown campus, excluding Architecture. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

This fee is effective as of the Fall 2009 term following a student referendum conducted by the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS).

Food Science courses (FDS1, FDS2)

- FDSC 310 Post-Harvest Technology (FDS2) $46.17

This course carries an additional charge of $46.17 to cover transportation costs associated with field trips. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund.

- FDSC 400 Food Packaging(FDS1) $51.30

This course carries an additional charge of $51.30 to cover costs associated with field trips and a course notes manual. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund.

General Administrative Charge (ADMN)

GEOG 290 Field Course Fee (DGF2)

This fee of $130 in Fall 2014 is charged to all students registered in GEOG 290. This course is held at Mont Sutton, in the Eastern Townships during a week-end in mid-September. The fee is used to support the cost of transportation, accommodations, local fees and all meals.

GEOG 495 Field Course Fee (DGF3)

A fee of $459.90 in Summer 2014 is charged to all students registered in GEOG 495. This course is held at the Gault Estate at Mont St.-Hilaire during May. The fee is used to support the cost of transportation, accommodations, local fees and all meals for approximately 12 nights.

GEOG 496 Field Course Fee (DGF6)

This fee of $2097.14 in Winter is charged to all students registered in GEOG 496 Geographical Excursion. The course is held in Barbados, West Indies and is given during the last week of February (Study Break). The fee is used to support the cost of transportation, accommodations, local fees and some meals for ten days. Note that the trip to Barbados is compulsory if you enrol for GEOG 496.

GEOG 499 Field Course Fee (DGF4)

This fee of $1887.43 is charged to all students registered in GEOG 499 Subarctic Field Studies. This course is held at Schefferville, Quebec in late August through early September. The fee is used to support the cost of transportation, accommodations, local fees and all meals. The department subsidizes a portion of the cost of this compulsory activity for each student registered in a Geography Major or Honours program.

Graduate Law Students' Association (GLSA)

This fee is charged to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Faculty of Law to support the activities of the Graduate Law Students’ Association.

The fee was first approved in 2008 for a period of three years and can only be changed through a student referendum or general meeting resolution held by the Graduate Law Students’ Association under the auspices of the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS).

Hot Cities World Tour 2013 (DMG1)

The Hot Cities Tour is a yearly trip taking McGill students to different countries to meet with local business leaders and learn about emerging economies. Main expenses include flights from Montreal over Frankfurt to Moscow , hotels in Moscow and St Petersburg , meals, trains , local transportation and some tourist activities.

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IDFC 500 Aboriginal Field Crse (ABFC)

A fee of $381 is charged to all students registered in IDFC 500 'Aboriginal Field Studies, a course that has a field experience in week 3 in Kahnawake. The fee covers food, activities, land use, and other site expenses

Information Technology Charge (TECH)

Inst of Parasitology Course Fee (DPAR)

This fee is charged to all students registered in BTEC 619 - $513 or BTEC 620 - $1026. The fee is used to support the cost of chemical reagents, kits, disposables and minor equipment necessary to run this hands-on laboratory course. For further information, students may contact the Biotech Office at the Institute of Parasitology, Macdonald Campus at 514 398-7725514 398-7725 or by program [dot] biotech [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email).

International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy (LSJS)

This fee was introduced in 2005 and is charged to all undergraduate Law students. This fee is indexed to inflation supporting a student-run journal whose aim is to contribute to legal scholarship.

The fee is collected by the Law Students’ Association on behalf of the Journal and can only be modified following a student referendum conducted by the Law Students’ Association (LSA).

Journal of Medicine (JMED)

This fee is charged to all undergraduate Medicine students. The McGill Journal of Medicine, published biannually, is the only peer-reviewed international biomedical journal entirely run by students. The main focus is on student research and publishing in biomedical sciences, but there are also special forums for current social issues that are of concern for medical students. Its goal is to provide its readers with a global perspective of clinical medicine and accentuate the pressing social concerns as well as denoting new scientific breakthroughs.

Any changes to this fee can only be implemented following a student-held referendum by the Medical Students’ Society. For more information concerning this publication, consult the McGill Journal of Medicine's website.

Language Summer Activity Fee (DLAT)

An activities fee is charged to support the cost of visits to museums, restaurant meals, theatrical demonstrations, and explorations in the cultural richness of the language.

EAST 230 First Level Chinese $150
EAST 240 First Level Japanese $207

Law Career Development Office (LSAP)

This fee, initiated in 1998, is charged to all undergraduate and graduate students in Law. The purpose is to fund the position of a full-time Career Development Coordinator.

In 2007 undergraduate students voted to further fund a position of Career Development Office Coordinator. The Faculty of Law provides some matching funding to support this student-initiated levy.

This fee can only be changed following a student referendum conducted by the Law Students’ Association (LSA).

Law Computer Research Facility (LSAR) - Undergraduate

This fee, initiated in 1989, and charged to all undergraduate law students, supports the computerized legal-research facilities in New Chancellor Day Hall.

This fee can only be changed following a student referendum conducted by the Law Students’ Association (LSA).

Law Computer Research Facility (GLWR) - Graduate

This fee, initiated in 2002, and charged to all graduate law students, supports the computerized legal-research facilities in New Chancellor Day Hall.

Revenues generated from this fee are spent in accordance with the recommendations of the Student Computer Committee of the LSA (Law Students’ Association) and the level of the fee can only be changed following a student referendum conducted by Graduate Law Students’ Association.

Law Computing Fee (LSAC)

This fee, initiated in 2001, is charged to all undergraduate and graduate students in Law. The fee supports the purchase and replacement of new computing facilities and equipment on an ongoing basis. In addition it helps to pay for a professional computer technician dedicated to supporting students’ computing needs at the faculty on a daily basis. Lastly, this fee may be used to support new technologies as they become available.

This fee can only be changed following a student referendum conducted by the Law Students’ Association (LSA).

Law Students’ Association (LSAS)

This fee, charged to all undergraduate Law students, is composed of two components, one to cover the costs of running the Association’s operations (including the funding of clubs and services) and the other to support the publication of the weekly newspaper Quid Novi.

This fee can only be changed following a student referendum conducted by the Law Students’ Association (LSA).

Legal Information Clinic (LAIC)

This fee is charged to support the McGill Legal Information Clinic (MLIC) and is payable by all students, except for Continuing Education students and students on the Macdonald campus. The Clinic is staffed by law students who provide members of the McGill and Montreal communities with legal information and referrals, including on landlord/tenant law, family law, consumer protection and employment law. For McGill students, the Clinic also operates the Student Advocacy Program, which provides assistance in filing grievances or contesting disciplinary proceedings involving the University. In addition, the Clinic offers seminars on a variety of legal topics to any group who requests this service. The Clinic also offers a free Commissioner of Oaths service. For further information see the McGill Legal Information Clinic's website.

The fee was first created in 1989 and any changes to the fee can only be made following student referenda conducted by both the Post-Graduates' Student Society (PGSS) and the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU).

LSA Human Rights Internship Bursary Fund (LSHI)*

This opt-outable fee, paid by all students in the Faculty of Law will provide a total of four (4) $500.00 bursaries annually to law students in various years of study, who are seeking internship opportunities in the field of international human rights development. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

This fee was approved in November 2011 and will be levied from the Winter 2012 up to and including Fall 2014. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Law Students' Association (LSA).

LSA – Innocence McGill (LSIM)

Members of the Law Student’s Association have voted to finance the activities of Innocence McGill, a student-run organization in the Faculty of Law. Their mandate is to investigate claims of wrongful convictions in the province of Quebec. There are significant costs associated with this mission, including but not limited to, administrative disbursements, court costs, fees for private investigators, DNA testing, transportation, and conferences.

This fee was established in January 2006, and was renewed in January 2013 for a period of three years, after which if it is to be continued, must be approved through a student referendum conducted by the Law Students Association.

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Macdonald Campus Students' Society (MCSS)

This fee is charged to all members of the Macdonald Campus Students’ Society. Members include all undergraduate, graduate and Farm Management & Technology students identified as being on the Macdonald campus. The Society was first formed in 1910 as a student self-government that would oversee all aspects of Campus life. The society represents Macdonald campus students and presents their concerns to the University. The fee supports MCSS student activities and publications and helps fund Macdonald Campus groups and organizations.

This fee can only be changed following a student referendum conducted by the Macdonald Campus Students’ Society.

Management Career Centre (MGCC)

This fee is charged to all undergraduate students registered in the Desautels Faculty of Management. Desautels Career Services offers career services for students in Management. Desautels Career Services helps students choose a career path, find internships, part-time and full-time employment post-graduation.

This fee was established in 1997 following a student referendum conducted by the Management Undergraduate Society (MUS), and originally was required to be renewed every three years. It is now renewed every two years. The fund will be up for renewal in Spring 2013.

Management Computer Development Fund (21st Century) (MGTF)

A fee is charged to all undergraduate students enrolled in 9 credits and over in the Desautels Faculty of Management for the purpose of funding the undergraduate student-run computer facilities in the Bronfman building.

The fund, first established in 1995, is renewed every three years through a student referendum conducted by the Management Undergraduate Society (MUS). The fee will be up for renewal only in Spring 2013.

Management Undergraduate Society (MGUS)

The Management Undergraduate Society (MUS) represents all undergraduate students enrolled at the Desautels Faculty of Management. It is the responsibility of the MUS executive to protect the interests of its shareholders (BCom students) and to proactively improve the student experience at Desautels. Our mission is “to be the hub for student life and to instill a sense of commitment and community at Desautels.” The MUS fee supports the student activities, events and clubs organized under the MUS. Find more information at the Management Undergraduate Society's website.

Any changes to this fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Management Undergraduate Society (MUS).

Materials Engineering Co-op Program Fee (COMT)

This administrative fee is paid by all undergraduate students in the Materials Engineering Co-op Program to cover expenses related to this self-funded program. For example, the co-op program administrative staff helps students find co-op jobs, provides them with individualized career counselling, networks with industrial contacts to develop job opportunities for the students and administers the course content for the required industrial training courses. The fee is not a job placement fee and is non-refundable.

This fee was implemented in 1997 when the materials engineering co-op program was founded.

McGill Journal of Law & Health (LSJH)

This fee, initiated in January 2010, is charged to all undergraduate law students. The McGill Journal of Law and Health is a student-run, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal publishing academic articles informing the debate surrounding health, public policy and ethics and to critically explore the nexus of health and law in a transsystemic framework. The McGill Journal of Law & Health is open-access, meaning that content is available freely to all online.

Students' contributions goes towards furthering the journal's academic mission, supporting its core administration costs and printing of the journal on an annual basis. This fee is collected by the Law Students' Association on behalf of the Journal and can only be modified following a student referendum conducted by the Law Students' Association (LSA). It must be renewed every three years.

McGill Law Journal (MGLJ)

The McGill Law Journal is an academic legal journal established in 1952 by the students of the McGill University Faculty of Law. More than fifty years later, and still entirely student-run, it is committed to the advancement of legal scholarship in both the common and civil law. Amongst university law journals, McGill's is especially unique as a result of its bilingual, bijuridical character, and its success as the most frequently quoted university law journal by the Supreme Court of Canada.

The current fee was approved for implementation in Fall 1988 following a student fee referendum held on behalf of the Journal by the Law Students’ Association (LSA). The fee is charged to all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Law. The Law Journal is not subject to the Law Students’ Association rules with respect to elections, and thus follow the rules of Senate.

McGill STRI Neotropical Environment Option (MNEO)

Graduate students requesting registration in the Nootropical Environment Option pay a fee of $800 to support the non-teaching related expenses related to offering this program in Panama.

McGill Tribune (SSTB)

The McGill Tribune is an independent student-run, non-profit newspaper, publishing since 1981. The McGill Tribune, as an editorially, financially, and legally independent organization is supported by student fees. Students may not opt-out.

The fee was approved for implementation as of Fall 2010 when the organization became financially independent from SSMU and will be up for renewal in 2015.

McGill Writing Centre Fee (WRIT)

The McGill Writing Centre (MWC) is the University's central resource for written communication. The MWC Ancillary Fee provides support for continuation of the Centre's non-credit resources, which include one-to-one individualized tutoring and small-group workshops on a variety of writing genres and topics, and for development of new initiatives both on site and online. For more information, please consult the MWC website at www.mcgill.ca/mwc.

The fee was approved through a SSMU referendum for implementation in Fall 2013 and approved through a PGSS referendum for implementation in Winter 2014. This non opt-outable fee is charged to all undergraduate students on the downtown campus and all graduate students on both the downtown and Macdonald campuses.  It can only be changed following a student referendum conducted by the SSMU and PGSS.

MCSS Athletic Fund Fee (MCAT)

This fee ($15) is charged each semester to all Macdonald undergraduates and graduates, full-time and part-time, including Farm Management Technology students, for a period of 5 years, starting in September 2008. Students may not opt-out. The accumulated funds are used toward the construction of a new, sustainable McGill Macdonald Athletics facility.

This fee can only be changed by a referendum conducted by the Macdonald Campus Students’ Society.

MCSS Building Maintenance Fund (MCSB)

This fee is charged to all members of the Macdonald Campus Students’ Society to cover the cost of general maintenance and the cost of the MCSS offices in the Centennial Centre.

This fee can only be changed by a referendum conducted by Macdonald Campus Students’ Society.

MCSS Business Operations Fee (MCSN)

This fee is charged to all Macdonald Campus students to support the business operating costs and business overhead costs of the MCSS, which includes but is not limited to permanent staff salaries and supporting and upgrading MCSS businesses.

MCSS Class Fee (MCSL)

This fee is charged each semester to all Macdonald Campus undergraduates and Farm Management Technology students. The accumulated funds are used to raise funds for receptions and/or events for the graduating class.

MCSS Health & Dental Plan (MCSD and MCSH)

This fee is charged to all Canadian undergraduate and Farm Management & Technology students to compliment existing provincial medicare programs. International students are registered for Dental coverage only (MCSD). The plan is administered by ASEQ (Quebec Student Health Alliance). Contact ihaveaplan.ca or telephone (514)789-8775(514)789-8775 / 1 866 795-44351 866 795-4435 for more information. Claim forms can be obtained at the MCSS counter. Students are permitted to opt-out if they provide proof of equivalent coverage by the opt–out date. Students starting in the winter semester are not automatically enrolled but may enroll during the January change of coverage period.

This fee can only be changed by a referendum conducted by Macdonald Campus Students’ Society.

Medical Students’ Society (MDSS)

The Medical Students’ Society (MSS) represents its members and promotes their views in all dealings with the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University and the community at large.

This fee is charged to all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Medicine to support the costs of running the Society. The fee covers of costs associated with providing summer gym membership, the maintenance of the Medical Annex, membership in the Federation of Quebec Medical Student Societies, supporting the Health Sciences Library, amongst other things. For a more detailed list of the services offered by the MSS, please visit the Medical and Dental Student Gateway.

This fee can only be changed following a student referendum conducted by the Medical Students' Society (MSS).

Midnight Kitchen Fee - PGSS (PGMK)*

The Midnight Kitchen fee supports the serving of pay-what-you-can vegan meals five days a week. They provide a healthy, affordable environmentally sustainable alternative to corporate food services on campus. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

This fee was first approved by PGSS members effective Fall 2014 up to and including Winter 2014. This fee is levied equally from every PGSS regular member on a per semester (fall and winter) basis. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a referendum of PGSS members conducted by the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS).

Mining Engineering Co-op Program Fee (COMI)

This administrative fee is paid by all undergraduate students in the Mining Engineering Co-op Program to cover expenses related to this self-funded program. For example, the co-op program administrative staff helps students find co-op jobs, provides them with individualized career counselling, networks with industrial contacts to develop job opportunities for the students and administers the course content for the required industrial training courses. The fee is not a job placement fee and is non-refundable.

This fee was implemented in 1988 when the mining engineering co-op program was founded.

MScA Clinical Name Badges (DMNB)

Students in the M.Sc. Applied (Communication Science) program are required to carry identification while on off-campus internship sites. A fee of $23.70 is charged to all enrolled students to cover the cost of two name badges. The fee is non-refundable after July 31st, unless special permission is obtained by the department.

MUSA Student Life Fund (MUSL)

On March 20th, 2008, undergraduates in the Schulich School of Music voted to contribute a fee of $2.50/semester in support of the Music Undergraduate Students' Association (MUSA) Student Life Fund. Broadly defined, the intention of this fund is to support initiatives among music students. Successful projects could include events, conferences, publications or productions that benefit the academic, social, or physical well-being of the student body, that increase the profile of students' creative output, or that enhance community within the Schulich School of Music.

A parity committee comprised of students and faculty will meet up to 2 times per semester (excluding summer) to allocate the funds on the merit of the proposals received. The selection committee will consist of the President of the MUSA; two other MUSA members appointed by the Executive; the Dean or an Associate Dean; a professor in the Department of Performance; and a professor in the Department of Music Research. The committee may withhold any amount of the fund in the absence of appropriate proposals. A report will be published by April 30th of each year by MUSA detailing the funding allocated in the previous year.

The fee applies to both full- and part-time undergraduate students in the Schulich School of Music, and is non-opt-outable. This fee can only be changed following a student referendum conducted by MUSA and may be renewed every three years.

Music Accompanist Fee (DMUA)

Most music students registered for practical instruction are eligible for a specified number of hours of piano accompaniment subsidized by the Schulich School of Music. The Music Accompanist Fee is charged to students according to the number of hours utilized. Information on eligibility, allotted number of hours, and staff, is available from the Department of Performance at the beginning of each term. Students must have their requests for subsidized accompaniment approved by the Department before undertaking rehearsals.

Music Computer Lab - Graduate (MGSC)*

This fee is charged to all graduate students in Music. The fee supports the purchase and replacement of music-specific software (music notation, audio editing, etc.) computers and music-related hardware in the Music Students' Computer Lab on an ongoing basis. In addition it helps to pay for a professional computer technician dedicated to supporting students' computing needs in the Lab. Funds collected for this purpose are jointly administered by the Faculty of Music, the Music Undergraduate Students’ Association and the Music Graduate Society. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva, but should be aware that this then makes them ineligible to use the facilities.

Music Instrument Fee (DMUI)

The fee is paid by all undergraduate students in the Schulich School of Music. The Music Instrument Fee is assessed to help offset the cost of keeping instruments and other equipment in suitable performance condition.

Music Library Fee - Graduate (MGSL)

This fee, charged to all graduate students in Music, is used to extend specific Music Library opening hours in the evenings and on weekends during the Fall/Winter terms. Funds may also be used to purchase collections and other equipment for student use.

Music Library Special Fee (MLIB)

This fee, charged to all undergraduate students in Music, is used to extend specific Music Library opening hours in the evenings and on weekends during the Fall/Winter terms. Funds may also be used to purchase stapling supplies and other equipment for student use.

Music Practical Instruction (DMUP)

Part-time students registered for practical instruction will be charged the Practical Instruction Fee in addition to the per-credit fee. The fee is also assessed when students have used up their quota of lessons at the per-credit rate, as detailed in the Music section (under Tuition Fees) of the University Calendar.

Music Private Lessons Fee (DMPL)

This fee is charged to all students in the Schulich School of Music who are taking private practical lessons on their principal instrument as defined in the calendar. The fee is automatically levied on all students registered in courses with the MUIN or MUPG prefix, including all private practical lesson instruction, but excluding all coaching or exam registrations. The fee supports the additional and exceptional costs associated with the provision of private lessons to students in music programs. The fee is $524.29 per course (Fall 2014).

Music Student Computer Lab (MUCL)

This fee is charged to all undergraduate students in Music. The fee supports the purchase and replacement of music-specific software (music notation, audio editing, etc.) computers and music-related hardware in the Music Students' Computer Lab on an ongoing basis. In addition it helps to pay for a professional computer technician dedicated to supporting students' computing needs in the Lab. Funds collected for this purpose are jointly administered by the Faculty of Music, the Music Undergraduate Students’ Association and the Music Graduate Society.

This fee, pegged to inflation, can only be changed following a student referendum conducted by the Music Undergraduate Students' Association (MUSA).

Music Undergraduate Students’ Association (MUUS)

This fee, charged to all undergraduate Music students, covers the costs of running the Music Undergraduate Students' Association, including the costs associated with providing several student services and publishing the Phonograph.

This fee, pegged to inflation, can only be changed following a student referendum conducted by the Music Undergraduate Students' Association (MUSA).

Natural Resource Science courses (DWL1, DWL2, DWL3, DWL5, DWL6, DFL4, ENV2, ENV3)

- ENVB 222 St. Lawrence Ecosystems (ENV2) $15.73

This course carries an additional charge of $15.73 to cover the cost of transportation (bus rental) for local field trips. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund.

-ENVB 410 Ecosystem Ecology (ENV3) $15.73

This course has an additional charge of $15.73 to cover the cost of transportation (bus rental) for local field trips. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund.

- WILD 302 Fish Ecology (DWL5) $31.46

This course carries an additional charge of $31.46 to cover the cost of transportation (bus rental) for local field trips. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund.

- WILD 307 Natural History of Vertebrates (DWL3) $15.73

This course carries an additional charge of $15.73 to cover the cost of transportation (bus rental) for local field trips. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund.

- WILD 350 Field Trip Fee (DWL6) $15

A fee of $15 is charged to all students registered in WILD 350, Mammalogy, a course that has a required field trip. This fee is used to support the cost of excursions and equipment associated with local field trips. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund .

- WILD 401 Field Trip Fee (DWL1) $314.57

A $314.57 fee is charged to all students registered in WILD 401, Fisheries and Wildlife Management, a course that has a required field trip. This fee is used to support the cost of excursions, accommodations, food and fees associated with visiting research facilities in New York. The Department of Natural Resource Sciences subsidizes a portion of the cost of this compulsory activity.

- WILD 420 Ornithology (DFL4) $15.73

This course carries an additional charge of $15.73 to cover the cost of transportation (bus rental) for local field trips. The fee is only refundable prior to the deadline to withdraw with full refund.

- WILD 475 Field Trip Fee (DWL2) $1,258.29

A $1,258.29 fee is charged to all students registered in WILD 475 Desert Ecology, a course that is based on site visits in the southwestern US, that include representative areas of the Chihuahuan (Texas), Sonoran (Arizona) and Mojave (California) Deserts. This fee is used to support the cost of transportation once in the USA, entrance fees, meals and the operation of the support vehicle and crew. Students will be responsible for their own airfare.

Nursing Clinical Skills Kit (DNCS)

This fee is charged to all nursing students who register in courses where clinical skills are taught to students in the Nursing Learning Laboratory. The fee is for clinical skills kits that students will use during their training in the Nursing Learning Laboratory. The kits also contain additional materials for students to take with them after the training to allow them to practice the skills they learn on their own.

Nursing Undergraduate Society (NSUG)

The Nursing Undergraduate Society is a student-run council which promotes communication amongst the nursing student body, the School of Nursing Staff, and with the rest of McGill University through its alliance with SSMU – the Student Society of McGill University.

Through its student fees, the NUS is able to promote student participation in extracurricular activities at McGill and within the School of Nursing by organizing many academic, social, and athletic events throughout the year. For instance, the fee contributes to costs involving student participation in the National Nursing Games, the Regional and National CNSA conference, an annual career fair, frosh, graduation, the faculty and student “meet & greet”, the Canadian Nursing Student Association membership, annual donations to two community organizations and much more. To learn more about the other services the NUS offers, you can visit the Nursing Undergraduate Society's website or nus [dot] nursing [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (email the NUS) with your questions.

Any changes to this fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Nursing Undergraduate Society (NUS).

Occupational Health Practicum - Distance (POCC)

The Distance Education program is not exclusively off-campus. There is a practicum for each course during which students are required to come to McGill. The practicum is usually scheduled during the last third of the session. The practicum agenda is designed to give students practical experience in the different disciplines of Occupational Health. Practicum sessions have their own specific objectives and methods. The tutors supervising the practicum will evaluate your performance using various evaluation methods. Practicum sessions are a mandatory part of the program.)

Online Zenlive Platform Fee (EDL1)

A fee of $50 is charged to cover the costs for distance learners to access the online platform used for delivery of the courses in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership Program (1 & 2)

P–Z

PGSS FEUQ Membership Fee (PGFQ)

($2.53/member/term)

This fee allows the PGSS to maintain the membership it established in 2009 in the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec (Quebec Federation of University Students).

This fee is levied equally from every PGSS regular member on a per semester (fall and winter) basis. This fee has no end date and is not opt-out able. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a referendum of PGSS members conducted by the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS)

PGSS Grants Program Fee (PGGP)

($2.07/member/term)

This fee establishes the funding for the PGSS-GPS Grants Program which provides financial support for events and projects of academic and philanthropic nature initiated by and for PGSS members and PGSS - Post-Graduate Student Associations. It can be used to help host conferences, lecture series, symposia, and a host of other events and projects. The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies also contributes to the funding for this program. The Grants Program Fund is administered by the PGSS and disbursements are made by the PGSS Member Services Committee in accordance with the PGSS's governing documents.

This fee is levied equally from every PGSS regular member on a per semester (fall and winter) basis. This fee has no end date and is not opt-out able. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a referendum of PGSS members conducted by the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS).

PGSS Health and Dental Insurance Plan Fee (PGDE, PGHE)

Graduate students classed as Canadian full-time or additional session/non-thesis extension, as well as all students in a thesis evaluation term or who are Post-doctoral candidates, are automatically covered by the Post Graduate Students’ Society’s Health and Dental Insurance Plan (HDIP). Students who do not have valid Canadian Medicare (e.g. RAMQ, OHIP, etc) should refer to the University Administered Health Plan section below.

In 2014-2015 the PGSS plan will cost $419.06 (Health: $242.19, Dental: $176.87). Students not charged for insurance fees during the fall semester can choose to enroll in the insurance plan by contacting the insurance plan’s provider, l'Alliance étudiante pour la santé au Québec (ASEQ), during the January adjustment period. For details on what is covered by the Health and Dental Insurance plan as well as opt-in and opt-out procedures and deadlines, please refer to the information contained on http://ihaveaplan.ca/PGSS.

Any changes to the fee can only be made following a referendum of PGSS members conducted by the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS).

PGSS Legal Support Fee (PGLS)

($1.01/member/term)

This fee is for the purpose of allowing the PGSS to help its members with legal problems upon decision of the PGSS's Committee for Member Support.

This fee is levied equally from every PGSS regular member on a per semester (fall and winter) basis. This fee has no end date and is not opt-outable. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a referendum of PGSS members conducted by the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS).

PGSS Library Improvement Fee (PGLF)

($3.00/member/term)

This fee exists to provide additional support to the McGill University Library Network. All fees collected are matched by McGill University. The Office of the Trenholme Dean of Libraries and the PGSS Library Committee co-operatively decide to which library improvement project(s) the fees will be allocated.

This fee is levied equally on every PGSS member, each fall and winter term. The fee has no end date and is not opt-out able. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a referendum of PGSS members conducted by the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS).

PGSS Needs Based Bursary Program Fee (PGEF)

($1.01/member/term)

This fee exists to maintain funding for the PGSS' Needs Based Bursary Program which provides financial aid to PGSS members pursuing masters or doctoral studies who demonstrate financial need, with priority given to members who are caring for dependents. The Program is funded by income from an endowment created by the PGSS and the University for such purpose. The Program is administered by McGill's Scholarships and Student Aid Office.

This fee is levied on PGSS members pursuing masters or doctoral studies, each fall and winter term. The fee has no end date and is not opt-out able. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a referendum of PGSS members conducted by the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS).

PGSS Regular Membership Fee (PGSS)

($32.11/member/term)

The Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) represents all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at McGill University. The PGSS engages in advocacy, outreach, and lobbying, provides activities, events and services to its members, and operates restaurant, pub and catering services out of the David Thomson House Graduate Student Centre which it maintains for its members. This fee is collected in the PGSS' Society Activities Fund and disbursements from this fund are made in accordance with the PGSS's governing documents. This fee has no end date, is not opt-out able, and increases each year with the Consumer Price Index (as calculated for the calendar year previous ending on March 31st).

This fee is levied equally from every PGSS regular member on a per semester (fall and winter) basis. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a referendum of PGSS members conducted by the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS).

PGSS Special Projects Fee (PGPR)

($4.60/member/term)

This fee is for the purpose of financing special projects of the PGSS that require funding outside the normal operational funding implemented by PGSS' permanent fee levies. Special projects are approved by the PGSS in accordance with the procedures set out in its governing documents.

This fee is levied equally from every PGSS regular member on a per semester (fall and winter) basis. This fee levy ends in the winter term of 2027 and is not opt-out able for the duration. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a referendum of PGSS members conducted by the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS).

PGSS Student Life Fee (PGSL)

($10.10/member/term)

This fee is used by the PGSS to provide funding to Post-Graduate Student Associations (PGSA) that the PGSS recognizes following procedures set out in its governing documents. Collected funds are made available to PGSS recognized PGSAs in proportion to each PGSA's number of members.

This fee is levied equally from every PGSS regular member on a per semester (fall and winter) basis. This fee has no end date and is not opt-out able. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a referendum of PGSS members conducted by the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS).

PGSS Thomson House Upkeep Fee (PGSP)

($0.76/member/term)

This fee is for the purpose of financing the maintenance by the PGSS of the David Thomson House Graduate Student Centre which is the home of the PGSS. This fee is not for the purpose of capital investments or leasehold improvements.

This fee is levied equally from every PGSS regular member on a per semester (fall and winter) basis. The fee has no end date and is not opt-out able. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a referendum of PGSS members conducted by the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS).

Midnight Kitchen Fee - PGSS (PGMK)*

Please see the "Midnight Kitchen Fee - PGSS (PGMK)" fee description fee under M–O section.

Physical & Occupational Therapy Course/Lab Fees (DFPO)

A fee is charged to all degree-seeking undergraduate students in physical and occupational therapy to cover the costs of consumable supplies used for the practice of skills in the clinical setting. Such costs may include materials for making splints (orthoses), laundering sheets, materials and tools used to assess and evaluate patients, activity analysis (e.g. making crafts, manipulating tools in baking, etc.) to evaluate movement, etc.

Plant Science courses (DPL1, DPL2, DPL3)

- PLNT 358 Field Week Expenses (DPL1)

A fee is charged to all students registered in PLNT 358, Flowering Plant Diversity, a course that has a fieldwork component prior to the beginning of classes in August. This fee is used to support the cost of excursions, a hand lens, instructional handouts and identification aids. Students who have already received a hand lens may request a reimbursement of a portion of this charge through their department. The fee for a particular term will be found in the class schedule on Minerva.

- PLNT 460 Field Trip Fee (DPL2)

This course carries an additional charge to cover the cost of transportation (bus rental) for local field trips. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period. The fee for a particular term will be found in the class schedule on Minerva.

- PLNT 221 Field Trip Fee (DPL3)

This course carries an additional charge to cover the cost of transportation (bus rental) for local field trips. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period. The fee for a particular term will be found in the class schedule on Minerva.

POTH Clinical Practicum (DPOP)

A clinical practicum fee of $150.00 per day is charged to all students registered in the courses POTH 675, POTH 676, and POTH 677 in the Graduate Certificate in Assessing Driving Capabilities. This fee is used by SPOT to cover the costs paid to the clinical sites who are offering the clinical practicums in each of these courses. The duration of the practicums vary from 2 to 5 days and the fees are adjusted accordingly.

POTH On-line Document/WEB Updates (DPOT)

An administrative fee is charged to students registered in each of the courses in the on-line Graduate Certificate programs offered in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy to cover the costs related to updating the content and the documents posted on the web for these on-line courses.

QCST 336 Quebec Studies Summer (QCS1)

This course carries an additional charge of $51.10 to cover the cost of guided visits to the following 5 Montreal Museums: Pointe-à-Callière, Musée d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal; Centre d’histoire de Montréal; Musée d’Art contemporain de Montréal; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal; Musée McCord; Musée d’histoire de Montréal. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period.

Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIR)*

A 1988 referendum established QPIRG on the McGill campus to operate as a student-funded, student-directed research, education and action organization oriented around social and environmental justice issues. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva. The objectives of the Quebec Public Interest Research Group at McGill are:

  • to promote and conduct research in the province of Quebec on social and environmental justice issues
  • to facilitate student participation in public interest research and action, creating linkages between students and the wider Montreal community
  • to promote and undertake public action and social change, in partnership with community members and through its system of affiliated working groups

Any changes to the fee can only be made following student referendums conducted by both the Post-Graduates’ Student Society (PGSS) and the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). To find out more, visit Our Campus, Our Community.

Radio CKUT (CKUT)*

Radio CKUT 90.3 FM is a non-profit campus community radio station owned by its membership and whose programming is provided entirely by volunteers. The station provides alternative music, news and arts & culture programming to the city of Montreal and surrounding areas through its FM broadcast and over the web to the world.

A student radio fee has been in existence since January 1986. CKUT was created in 1987 with McGill students supporting CKUT through the payment of this fee. Any changes to the fee can only be made following student referendums conducted by both the Post-Graduates’ Student Society (PGSS) and the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). Although students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva, more information on Radio CKUT 90.3 FM be found on CKUT's website.

Registration Charge (REGN)

Please see Registration Charge.

RELG 332 – Meals/Transport (DRS1)

This fee of $403.69 is charged to all students registered in RELG 332 Conversations Across World Religions which is a two-week intensive interfaith course taught by 7 scholars. The fee is used to support the cost of transportation and meals for daily field trips which are compulsory for all students.

Science 21st Century Ambassador Fund (SCAF)*

This fee is charged to all Science undergraduate students. Students in the BA&Sc degree also pay this fee on a pro-rated basis.

The Science 21st Century Ambassador Fund is used as a source of financial assistance for hosting or participating in competitions and conferences of an academic nature, hosted or attended by McGill science students. For example, competitions include the Biochemistry Games and the Canadian University Science Games (CUSG), while current conferences include Ampersand. In addition, the Fund is used by both the SUS and the Faculty of Science to finance "speaker series" events for students in the Faculty of Science and Arts and Science. 25% of the fund is set aside each year. This amount will accumulate over a number of years and will be used to help finance the Canadian University Science Games when McGill hosts it. Departments and committees within the SUS may draw on the Fund by submitting an application. The Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education and the SUS Vice President of Finance will decide selection criteria and review all applications.

This fee, first implemented in Fall 2012, requires renewal every two years. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS).

Science 21st Century Career Centre Fund (SCIC)

This fee is charged to all Science undergraduate students. Students in the BA&Sc degree also pay this fee on a pro-rated basis.

The Science Twenty-First Century Career Centre Program Fund is directed towards the Work Study program, and is used to fund on campus jobs for full time undergraduate science students in need. The jobs that are funded and created by the SCIC contribution to the Work Study program allow science students to gain valuable experience in a job in a scientific environment. These jobs are housed in departments such as Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Psychology, Microbiology and at the Redpath Museum. The positions held by students in this program include technicians, lab assistants, research assistants, science education assistant, and animal caretaker. The fund was initially created in the Fall of 1994 and typically comes up for renewal every two years. Students may not opt-out.

Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS).

Science 21st Century Computer Fund (SCIF)

This fee is charged to all Science undergraduate students. Students in the BA&Sc degree also pay this fee on a pro-rated basis.

The Science Twenty-First Century Computer Fund is used to purchase and maintain a network of computers (INFOPOINTS) used by science students. The INFOPOINTS network is maintained by a group of volunteers called the McGill Science computer Taskforce. Since the inception of the Computer Taskforce, the fleet of INFOPOINTS has grown from 12 computers to over 140. The fund was initially created in the Fall 1994 and typically comes up for renewal every two years. Students may not opt-out.

Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS).

Science 21st Century Scholarship Fund (SCSF)

This fee is charged to all Science undergraduate students. Students in the BA&Sc degree also pay this fee on a pro-rated basis.

As part of its mandate, the SUS is committed to inspiring learning, leadership and citizenship. The Science 21st Century Scholarship Fund is used to formally recognize those individuals who inspire these qualities, and go above and beyond in serving their peers and their community. The value and selection criteria of the scholarships are decided jointly by the SUS executive and the Dean of the Faculty of Science on a yearly basis. This fee, first implemented in Fall 2012 requires renewal every two years. Students may not opt out.

Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS).

Science Undergraduate Equipment Fund (SUGE)

This fee is charged to all Science undergraduate students. Students in the BA&Sc degree also pay this fee on a pro-rated basis.

This fee was initially created in the Fall 1988 as a voluntary increase in fees paid by Science students to improve and develop lab facilities in the faculty of Science. This fund is jointly administered by the students and the faculty. Students may not opt-out.

Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS).

Science Undergraduate Society (SCUG)

This fee is charged to all Science undergraduate students. Students in the BA&Sc degree also pay this fee on a pro-rated basis.

This is a fee charged to all undergraduate science students for the purpose of running the society’s own internal activities. The fee is subject to ratification by the Society’s members voting in a referendum called for that purpose. Department councils receive at least $1 of the Society fee per semester for every student registered in that department.

Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS).

SSMU Ambassador Fee (SSAM)*

The purpose of this fee, charged to all undergraduate downtown campus students, is to create a fund to support the participation of groups on campus in extra-curricular and academic competitions and conferences. The funds from this fee will sponsor participation in and travel to these competitions and conferences, with allocations to be decided upon by the SSMU Finance Committee. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

This fee was first approved in Fall 2009 and recently was approved to continue to be levied from the Fall 2014 up to and including Winter 2017. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).

SSMU Bursary Fund (SSUB)*

This fee, charged to all undergraduate downtown campus students, exists to provide bursaries to needy McGill students. All funds collected by this fee are matched by alumni dollars. The funds are administered by the McGill Student Aid office located in the Brown Building. Information about student aid is available at the Student Aid site. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). This fee will be up for renewal in 2015.

SSMU Campus Life Fund (SSUC)*

This fee, charged to all undergraduate downtown campus students, exists to support campus life activities. Funding decisions are made on a regular basis by the SSMU Finance Committee. Projects funded include journals, Engineering design teams, conferences, social events, and other student life on or around campus. Students interested in applying can visit the SSMU front desk for forms, or e-mail the oper [at] ssmu [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Vice-President (Finance & Operations)). Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). This fee will be up for renewal in 2019.

SSMU Charity Fund (SSMT)*

The SSMU Charity Fund is used to provide aid to people who are experiencing severe food, shelter, and land insecurity as a result of natural disaster, civil unrest, or any other large-scale destabilizing effect. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

This fee was re-approved in Spring 2013 and will be levied from the Fall 2013 up to and including Winter 2018. The fee will be adjusted annually by inflation, as indexed by the Bank of Canada CPI (Consumer Price Index). The fee is charged to all students at the undergraduate level on the downtown campus. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).

SSMU Daycare Fee (SSMC)

This fee, charged to all undergraduate downtown campus students, was created to supplement the childcare services available at the SSMU Daycare. Its primary purpose is to expand Daycare services to children from 18-24 months old, by providing additional staff. The fee also goes to cover some administrative overhead, as well as activities for the children.

This fee was approved in Spring 2006 and will be levied for as long as a Daycare service is provided on campus. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).

SSMU Environment Fee (SSEN)*

The SSMU Environment Fee, also known as the SSMU Green Fund, was created to empower campus members to engage in sustainable initiatives on campus and in their personal lives as well as build a culture of sustainability on campus. The Green Fund has made it possible for many non-environmental groups to run more environmentally-friendly events where the changes required would have otherwise been financially untenable. Any SSMU member is eligible to apply for this fund. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

This fee was re-approved in Spring 2013 and will continue to be levied from the Fall 2013 up to and including Winter 2018. The fee will be adjusted annually by inflation, as indexed by the Bank of Canada CPI (Consumer Price Index). Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student fee referendums held by the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU)

SSMU Equity Fee (SSEQ)*

The SSMU Equity Fund was created to empower campus members to engage in initiatives that foster leadership, encourage civic engagement, and make observable and/or measurable differences in the representation or experiences of individuals who are members of historically and currently disadvantaged groups. The fund supports projects, research and policies that aim to end discrimination and promote accessibility and inclusiveness in the McGill community.

Any SSMU member who pays this fee is eligible to apply for this fund. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

This fee was approved for implementation in Fall 2013 through a student-fee referendum held by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). The fee will be up for renewal in Winter 2016, and any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the SSMU. This fee is adjusted to inflation, as indexed by the Bank of Canada Consumer Price Index.

SSMU First Year Council (SSYC)*

The First Year Council Fee is a fee levy that primarily helps fund the SSMU First Year Council. With this fee, the SSMU First Year Council will increase its projects and resources for first year students at McGill University to help them transition into postsecondary life. A portion of the fee is being set aside to create a First Year Fund to give initiative for first year students to get engaged and to get to know a bit more about their community. The fund sponsors initiatives of first year students and groups, as well as events that are primarily catered to the freshmen class.

This fee was approved for implementation in Fall 2014 and will be levied up to and including Fall 2017. The fee is charged to all students at the undergraduate level on the downtown campus. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).

SSMU Health and Dental Plan (SSMH and SSMD)

All undergraduate Canadian citizens on the downtown campus are automatically enrolled in the SSMU Health & Dental Plan. The plan is designed to compliment existing provincial medicare or international health insurance plan to provide for services needed by students that are currently not covered, such as:

  • Vision Care
  • Prescriptions
  • Dental Care
  • Travel Health Coverage
  • Diagnostic Services, Ambulance and Hospitalization

The SSMU Health & Dental Plan is administered by the Quebec Student Health Alliance. More comprehensive information on exact policy coverage can be found at the ASEQ website ihaveaplan.ca or by calling (514) 844-4423(514) 844-4423. Brochures are also always available at the SSMU office.

International Students are automatically registered for the Blue Cross International Student Health plan upon registration to McGill. This plan is administered by International Student Services. International Students are registered only for the SSMU Dental Plan, not for the Health and Vision Plan and are charged accordingly. All students can choose to opt-out of the SSMU plan without providing proof of comparable coverage.

Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).

SSMU Library Fund (SSUL)*

This fee, charged to all undergraduate downtown campus students, exists to provide additional support to the McGill University Library Network. All funds collected by this fee are matched by alumni dollars. The funds have been used to provide longer operating hours, improve collections, improve study space, computers, as well as to provide student employment. Students interested in making recommendations on how about $500,000 can best be used should contact the ua [at] ssmu [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (SSMU VP (University Affairs)) or (514) 398-6797(514) 398-6797. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). This fee will be up for renewal in 2019.

SSMU McGill International Student Network Fee (SSIS)*

The purpose of this fee, charged to all full-time undergraduate downtown campus students, is to support the activities of the McGill International Student Network (MISN), which exists with the intent of easing the transition of international students into Montreal and McGill University. Events are held, which allow students to take part in cultural activities, and excursions in Quebec, Canada and other countries. Also offered are language exchange services. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

This fee was approved in Winter 2011 and will be levied from the Fall 2011 up to and including Fall 2015. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).

SSMU Midnight Kitchen Fee (SSMK)*

The SSMU Midnight Kitchen fee supports the serving of pay-what-you-can vegan meals five days a week. They provide a healthy, affordable environmentally sustainable alternative to corporate food services on campus. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

This fee was first approved in Fall 2007 and recently was approved to continue to be levied from the Fall 2011 up to and including Winter 2014. The fee is charged to all students at the undergraduate level on the downtown campus.

SSMU Organic Campus (SSOC)*

Organic Campus is a student-run SSMU service providing the McGill community with a source of local and organic produce, bread and snacks, along with vegan and gluten-free options. The fee supports stipends for our members who are responsible for running the stand, both during the academic year and the summer. Organic Campus only marks up products by 10% in an effort to provide local and organic produce and products at an affordable price. This small profit goes back into the stand itself in the purchasing of labels, stamps, etc. Many in our community share our care for the environmental and ethical implications of what we eat; therefore, our selection is sourced directly from the Wassihun family's True Food Ecostere farm, less than an hour from Montreal, We are passionate about what we do and strive to provide affordable, healthy and environmentally-responsible food to all members of the McGill community. Support organic and local food!

This fee was approved for implementation in Fall 2014 and will be levied up to and including Winter 2016. The fee is charged to all students at the undergraduate level on the downtown campus. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).

SSMU Referral Services Fee (SSMF)*

This fee, charged to all undergraduate downtown campus students, was created to fund the operations of certain SSMU services, such as Queer McGill and Nightline. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

This fee was first approved in Spring 2006 and recently was approved to continue to be levied from the Fall 2011 up to and including Winter 2015. Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).

TVM: Student Television - SSMU (SSTV)*

Please see the "TVM: Student Television - SSMU (SSTV)" fee description under P-Z section.

SOCI 631 Statistics Lab Fee (SOCI)

This fee is associated with the course SOCI 631 and is used to support the cost of the statistical technician required to be in attendance in the McGill Laboratory of the Quebec Interuniversity Center for Social Statistics (QICSS). This lab houses Statistics Canada’s microdetailed data sets, which are only made available in secure environments such as the one provided by QICSS. Statistics Canada requires that a statistical assistant (who becomes an employee of Statistics Canada) be present on the premises when work is conducted in the laboratory.

Student Services (SERV,SERP)

Please see Student Services.

Student Society of McGill University (SSMU)

This fee, charged to all undergraduate downtown campus students, is the main operating fee of the SSMU. It includes all the funding for clubs, services, membership in the lobbying groups of la FEUQ and the SSMU offices. Also included are fees associated with some of SSMU’s larger services: the Sexual Assault Centre (0.75$), the safety network (0.50$) and McGill Nightline (0.25$). The society base fee is pegged to inflation, determined in April of each year. The Society Base Fee is assessed by semester according to the faculty in which you are registered as follows:

Regular (“A”) Faculties are: Arts, Education, Engineering (B. Eng & B.Sc. Arch), Music, Management, Nursing, PT & OT, and Science;

Professional (“B”) Faculties are: Law, Religious Studies, Dentistry, and Medicine;

For more information please visit the SSMU website.

Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).

Summer Studies in Greece (SSG1, SSG2, SSG3)

There is a fee of $2,900 for the Summer Studies in Greece activity associated with registration in course HIST 462. The fee includes accommodation based on double room occupancy, meals, onsite visits, course packs and travel within Greece when associated with onsite visits. Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements and travel insurance costs.

Sustainable Projects Fund (SUST)

The purpose of this fee, charged to all undergraduate and graduate students, is to create a fund to support new environmentally sustainable projects that will benefit the McGill community. The funds from this fee will be available to all members of the McGill community upon approval of a project proposal, and will be managed by a parity committee made up of students and administrators. This fee in non-optoutable and all student contributions to the fund are matched by McGill University.

This fee was re-approved in Spring 2013 and will continue to be levied from the Fall 2013 up to and including Winter 2018. The fee will be adjusted annually by inflation, as indexed by the Bank of Canada CPI (Consumer Price Index). Any changes to the fee can only be made following a student referendum conducted by the Students Society of McGill University (SSMU), the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) and the Macdonald Campus Students’ Society (MCSS).

SWRK 345 Field Trip Fee (DSW1)

This course carries an additional charge of $8.65 to cover the cost of transportation to attend a lecture at the Kahnawake Longhouse. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period.

Thomson House Membership (PGML)

Thomson House Membership is a fee originating in 1993 and charged to all Law and Medicine students. The purpose was to give full access to the activities and services at Thomson House.

This fee can only be increased through student referendums by both the Medical Students’ Society (MSS) and the Law Students’ Association (LSA). The fee will next be renewable in Spring 2014.

Transcripts and Diploma Charge (TRSD)

TT Orientation/Discover McGill (ISOR)

This fee of $185 is charged to all students registered for Discover Montreal 2011 (August 24 to 26, 2011). The charge includes all the activities, meals, and transportation involved in this special orientation program.

TVM: Student Television - SSMU (SSTV)*

TVM Student Television is the only student-run film and television production outlet at McGill University. TVM Student Television is dedicated to providing resources and training for the McGill community to gain valuable hands-on experience in media/audio-visual production in order to publicize and promote the interests of the McGill community. The TVM Student Television fee contributes to support the substantial costs associated with acquiring and maintaining adequate equipment for video content production and training. Students may opt-out of this fee on a term-by-term basis during a limited opt-out period via Minerva.

The fee was first approved for implementation in Winter 2010 following a student fee referendum held by the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) and was renewed in 2011 for a further five years.

World University Services of Canada (WUSC)

The World University Services of Canada fee is dedicated to sponsoring two refugee students to study at McGill for a year under a program organized by the local committee of the World University Service of Canada. The fund is administered under an agreement between the McGill local committee of WUSC, the Students’ Society, and the University. The fees go towards a scholarship fund called the McGill Students’ Pilkington Scholarship Fund.

This fee, charged to all undergraduate and graduate downtown campus students, can only be changed following student referendums held by both the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS).