It’s official: the new co-op fee amount of $734 for the 2020/21 fiscal year has been confirmed by UWaterloo’s Board of Governors.
The new $734 amount was first announced earlier this year as a result of our annual financial analysis and fee setting process, which recommended a 0.7% increase to the former $729 fee amount given our existing and forecasted budget.
So what does this mean for you?
You’ll see the new $734 amount reflected on your tuition statement the next time you are scheduled to pay the co-op fee (see here for a breakdown of when each program pays). Other than that, our commitment to you remains the same: to help you have the most positive co-op experience possible by providing top-notch supports and resources, listening to your feedback and continuing to improve your co-op outcomes and opportunities!
We’re currently working with working with partners across campus and the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) to ensure that all students are aware of this change and feel supported.
If you have questions about how the current co-op fee was set, what it supports and when you pay, please visit our co-op fee webpage and feel free to leave us a comment.