Fees and other costs*
Note: Tuition fees stated are proposed for 2005/06, and are subject to change for 2006/07. To confirm fees, check at www.ufv.ca/ar or the semester Registration Guide & Timetable.
Some courses are offered on a full cost-recovery basis. Their fees may be higher. The fees will be shown in the Registration Guide and Timetable.
* For a detailed breakdown of tuition fees, see table below.
$45 for each application.
For all courses except Continuing Studies, students will be charged the following fees in addition to the tuition fees for each course:
Ancillary fee: 10% of the tuition fees for Activities, Athletics, Legacy Fund, Library and Technical Services, Student Activity Centre, and student insurance
$25 per semester for Student Union Society membership
$4.50 per semester for the Cascade student newspaper
$3 per semester radio station fee
A Health and Dental fee ($199.92 for 2005/06) is charged in fall semester to most students with nine or more credits. See below for more information.
Senior citizens aged 65 or more as of the first day of classes, pay 75% of tuition fee for most courses. UCFV reserves the right to limit the number of seniors enrolled at a discount in a given course.
Some courses or programs may require a laboratory or materials fee.
College and Career Prep fees
(see also Tuition Fees table, below)
Tuition fees apply to students taking College and Career Prep courses who have graduated from secondary school. The GED certificate is considered equivalent to secondary school completion at UCFV but does not give students any specific credit for Grade 11 or 12 courses. Thus, these fees do not apply to holders of the GED certificate when taking CCP courses.
There are no fees for CCP courses numbered below 070.
Fees for international students
There are different tuition, fee, and refund schedules for international students. Please refer to the International Education website at www.ufv.ca/intl_ed or call 604-854-4544 or email email@example.com for more information.
SUS Health & Dental Plan
Most full-time students who are members of the Student Union Society (SUS) are automatically enrolled in the SUS Health & Dental Plan. The plan provides health and dental coverage for 12 months, from September 1, 2005 to August 31, 2006. Students already covered by an equivalent extended health and dental plan may opt out of the plan, online, during the first 3 weeks of classes. Optional enrollment in the plan is also available, for an additional fee, to the student’s spouse and/or dependants, to most SUS members that are not assessed the fee, and to students beginning full-time studies in Winter semester 2006. For more information, contact studentcare.net/works at 1-866-358-4437 or visit www.studentcare.net.
The UCFV Legacy Fund is based on the belief that each person served by UCFV should contribute to the future of the University College. The Legacy Fund supports capital projects which directly enhance the quality of student campus experiences. The Legacy Fund is a trust fund managed by a special committee with representatives from the UCFV Board, administration and the Student Union Society. The contribution to the Legacy Fund is included in the ancillary fee.
Student Union Society fees
UCFV collects a membership fee on behalf of the Society at the time of registration for each semester.
Non-refundable deposit on fees
When they register, students are required to pay a deposit (currently $200) which is applied towards fees. In the event that students withdraw from courses before classes begin, all or
a portion of the deposit will be forfeited to UCFV according to the dates listed in the Schedule of Events.
Fee payment due date
Students are expected to pay the balance of their fees by approximately the end of the second week of classes (see the semester registration guide and timetable for specific dates).
Failure to pay fees by the deadline
Failure to pay fees when due will result in withdrawal from all courses and forfeit of the registration deposit. Students who pay fees late, but prior to being withdrawn, will be charged a late payment penalty
Late registration fee
There is a late registration fee (currently $20 per course) subject to change, for any registration after the first seven percent of the semester (see Schedule of Events).
The refund is based on the full course fee, not the deposit, e.g. 10% of the total course fee is charged (not refundable) in the first two weeks of classes.
See Schedule of Events and the semester Registration Guide and timetable for specific dates for each semester.
Where there are extenuating circumstances, exceptions to refund policy may be permitted. Apply in writing to the Registrar. Please allow at least three weeks for processing of refunds.
Failure to meet financial obligations will result in denial of UCFV services such as statements of grades, transcripts, use of libraries. Students may be withdrawn from all of their classes. Penalties may be applied if obligations are not met by the deadlines. See Schedule of Events on page 10 for fee payment deadlines. There is a $25 fee for dishonoured cheques.
Study materials and textbooks
Text books are required for most courses. Some UCFV instructors require the purchase of supplemental materials and equipment for their classes. Refer to program course outlines for details.
Income tax receipts
An official receipt for income tax purposes will be available through Student Web services each February for the preceding calendar year.