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Glossary of Fees

Fee Information


Annual (Academic Year) Fees

The Fitness Centre Fee is used to support the operation of the Fitness Centre within the Duckworth Centre. This fee provides students with a free membership to the Duckworth Fitness Centre. This fee was approved by student referendum in 2007.

The Facility Fee is for the maintenance of The University of Winnipeg's buildings and facilities.

The Non-Refundable Student Association Fee is charged by the UWSA (University of Winnipeg Student Association.) This fees is used to fund the Canadian Federation of Students (National and Manitoba), the CKUW radio station, the UWSA Daycare, World University Service of Canada (WUSC), National Campus and Radio Association (NCRA), the Uniter newspaper, the United Speakers Series, the Bike Lab and the Positive (and safe) Space Program. For more information, please see UWSA budget and finances.

Per Term Fee

The RecPlex Fee was a fee voted upon and approved by a student referendum in October 2011 to help fund the Axworthy Health and RecPlex. See RecPlex.  This fee also provides free student access to Wesmen sporting events.

UWSA Transit U-PASS Fee

U-PASS is The City of Winnipeg Transit’s universal bus pass program.  It provides full-time students with unlimited transit access (September through April) for a fee of $132.50 per term.

The U-PASS charge will be applied to all full-time student accounts for each fall and winter term. The fee may not be applied concurrently with other fees, and may be applied to your account up to a week afterwards and no earlier than July 1, 2017.  Students should review their accounts prior to the payment deadline and during the add/drop full refund period to ensure their balances are paid each term.

The U-PASS fee is mandatory and was approved by a student union referendum in the fall of 2014.  Please visit the UWSA’s website for additional details.

Per Credit Hour Fees (All Courses)

The Registration Fee is levied to off-set some of the costs associated with registration.

The Student Life Fee (previously named Ancillary Fee) off-sets some of the cost of services that directly impact the student experience including online registration, health services, student counselling and student scholarships and bursaries.

The Information Technology Fee is used to support the costs of improving and maintaining IT infrastructure (such as the wireless network, charging stations and computer labs) at the University.

The Student Association Building Fund Fee is charged by the UWSA (University of Winnipeg Student Association). This is the main source of the UWSA's capital funding.

The Student Association Fund Fee is charged by the UWSA. This is the main source of the UWSA's operational funding. For more information, please see UWSA budget and finances or email the UWSA Vice-President Internal at vpi@uwsa.ca.

Per Credit Hour Fees (Specific Courses)

The Menno Simons Student Service Fee is charged by Menno Simmons College for their courses. International Developmental Studies and Conflict Resolution Studies courses are offered by Menno Simmons College. This fee funds MSC-specific advising, student events, student lounge, membership in the Menno Simons College Student Association and other student services.

The Menno Simons Ancillary Fee is an administrative fee charged by Menno Simmons College for their courses. International Developmental Studies and Conflict Resolution Studies courses are offered by Menno Simmons College.

The Lab Fee is charged by various departments to pay for additional costs (such as lab consumables, computer program licenses, equipment, etc.) associated with the course.

The Education Practicum Fee is charged by the Faculty of Education to support the administrative costs associated with placing student teachers in host schools.  In courses that include blocks of practicum, the practicum fee also supports the costs related to faculty supervision of students at host schools.

The Theatre Levy is charged by the Theatre and Film Department for their courses. This film was voted on and approved by the Theatre Students' Association to cover the purchases of furnishings, equipment and new acquisitions for the Theatre Building.

The Theatre Tech Fee is charged by the Theatre and Film Department for their Film Studies courses. It is charged to cover the wear and tear on equipment lent out by the THFM Department. It is charged per film course including Intro to Film (THFM-1010.)

The On Line Fee is applied to all on-line courses.  The proceeds from the fee are invested back into the development and maintenance of quality on-line course offerings.