Related Notes and Explanation of Fees
1. The Student Health and Dental Plans are administered by the Wilfrid Laurier University Students' Union and are mandatory for all part-time and full-time students enrolled in the fall term, in an undergraduate course/program. The plan is also mandatory for co-op students enrolled in a fall work term and students enrolled in Online Learning courses. Students can obtain benefits information, claim forms and instruction on how to remit claims at www.studentvip.ca/wlusu and from the Health Plan Office. Students with alternate forms of coverage may be eligible to opt out online prior to the deadline date.
2. PRISM: In 1990, full-time students in the School of Business & Economics approved a per term voluntary student contribution designed to increase the computer facilities for students in the School of Business & Economics. Accounts will be adjusted for students who do not wish to contribute and who file for an adjustment through the PRISM Help Desk, (room P1030, Peter's Building) BY THE END OF THE SECOND WEEK OF THE APPLICABLE TERM. THIS DEADLINE IS STRICTLY ADHERED TO.
3. Late Registration Charge - additional registration fees are charged to those students who do not complete their registration by the date indicated (refer to Academic Dates chapter).
4. Audit course tuition fees are usually half the regular course fee with a few exceptions which may be charged the full course fee. Fees are not refundable
5. NSF Cheque Fee - charges will be applied for all cheques returned to the university by the bank.
6. Music Accompaniment Fees are charged per-course on a term basis. The amount charged is based on the type of accompaniment and the number of hours required for the course. Contact the Faculty of Music for further information regarding these fees.
7. WLUSU Faculty Based Clubs & Associations Fee will provide funding for faculty based club activities and programming. Fee revenue is assessed and distributed within undergraduate faculties (Arts, Science, SBE, Music, Education) to ensure that Laurier students have access to resources and opportunities to enhance the student experience. The Faculty Based Clubs & Associations fee was established by student referendum in 2010/11.
8. The Comprehensive Student Services Fee is charged to full-time and part-time students at the rate of $31.50 per 0.5 credit, per term to a maximum of $157.50 for full-time students. This fee is part of a unique agreement, where students contribute 50 percent of the cost of Student Services on campus and in turn, receive 50 percent control in voting on all major items relating to it. The services covered by this fee include: the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Awards, Health, Counselling and Career Services, Athletics and Recreation (including a contribution to the major capital improvement to the Athletic Centre), International Student Advisor, students in Accessible Learning, Chaplains, Learning Services and off-campus Housing. Housing, Food and Conference services are included in the agreement; however, the fee does not support these areas.
9. UHIP is provided through the universities to all foreign students and their dependents. It is compulsory for all eligible participants and their dependents unless they have an approved waiver. UHIP is designed to pay the cost of the hospital and medical services, and provides coverage comparable to that of OHIP. Details on eligibility are available in the UHIP brochure. If the student has not been billed for UHIP, notify the Business Office. If the student has been billed for UHIP, it is necessary to complete the required application form at the Business Office. Failure to comply with UHIP regulations could result in deregistration.
10. Copyright Agreement fee is charged to full- and part-time students at the rate of $0.34 per 0.5 credit, per term. This fee is the result of an agreement between Wilfrid Laurier University and the Canadian Reprography Collective to grant Laurier the right to reproduce copyright works for the purpose of education, research and higher learning.
11. Broadcast Technology Access, Journalism, Criminology and iTeach Bridging Program Fees - Contact the Laurier Brantford Campus for details.
12. Laurier Students' Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) - In February 2006, students at Laurier passed a referendum to create a fully functional Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). Academic opportunities, community engagement and an informed student body are all goals of the Laurier Students' Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG). This student-led corporation seeks to engage students in the provision of resources, community collaboration, research and education. All students (both full-time and part-time at Waterloo Campus only) will be charged an LSPIRG fee of $5.23 per term. Student's who wish to opt-out of this fee, can do so online via the Business Office website, within the first two weeks of each term.
13. Laurier Brantford Leadership Fee was established in 2007. It provides a fund that is jointly administered by faculty and students in the Leadership program. It supports a range of activities designed to augment and promote opportunities for Leadership students.
14. Missed Accomodated Exam Fine is charged to students who arrange an accomodated exam but who fail to attend to write the exam and do not notify the Accessible Learning Centre at least 48 hours before the arranged exam time.
15. Pool Improvement Fee (Waterloo Campus Only) is to finance critical repairs to the pool. This fee will commence in September 2009 for a duration of five years.
16. Sustainability Fee is charged to fund the creation and operation of a Wilfrid Laurier University Ecological Sustainability Office.
17. Food Services Facility Fee (Brantford Campus Only) is charged to fund the development of a Food Services Facility at Brantford Campus.
18. Missed Appointment Fee is charged when an individual misses an appointment for the second time.
19. Graduation Fee - if you apply by the deadline, a fee of $22.00 is applied to your account. If you apply after the deadline, a fee of $78.20 ($22.00 + $56.20) is applied to your account.
20. Graduation Gown Rental Fee - a $25.00 fee is applied to your account. Also a deposit of $75.00 is required.
21. WUSC Refugee Program - a fee of $1.00 per 0.5 credit with a maximum of $4.00 is applied to your account.