The University assesses a number of administrative charges to students, which include:
Registration Charge – All students in courses and programs are assessed a registration charge.
Information Technology Charge – The purpose of the information technology charge is to enhance certain technology services provided to students as well as to provide training and support to students in the use of new technology.
Transcripts and Diploma Charge – The University assesses a transcripts and diploma charge to all students. This entitles students to order transcripts free of charge and covers the costs of producing diplomas and some of the costs associated with the Convocation ceremony. Students who attend the Convocation may be responsible for some additional costs.
Copyright Fee – All students in courses and programs are assessed the copyright fee, which covers the cost of the annual fee that all Quebec universities are required to pay to Copibec (a consortium that protects the interests of authors and editors) for the right to photocopy materials protected by copyright.
Revision, June 2013. Start of revision.
General Administrative Charge – This fee originated from increases in ancillary fees that were allowed by the Quebec government between 2010 and 2013. The University will now comply with the Quebec government's 2013 regulation on administrative fee increases by applying a 2.6% indexation factor to this charge starting in the Fall 2013. A portion of the amount continues to be directed to Athletics (except in the School of Continuing Studies). As a result, students may see a decrease in their General Administrative Charge to take into account their additional contribution to Athletics.
Revision, June 2013. End of revision.
For further information about administrative charges, see www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/tuition-fees/non-tuition-charges/society-services-and-administrative-fees.