Incidental Fees

Incidental fees are non-tuition fees approved by the University's Board of Governors and charged to your student account each term to fund various services and facilities at the University of Waterloo, and organizations such as the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) and Graduate Student Association (GSA). UWaterloo facilities and student associations exist to help support and maintain your academic, physical and mental well-being while you are a UWaterloo student.  Incidental fees are identified as compulsory, optional or voluntary (see details below); we are required to charge 13% HST on some fees.

Compulsory
> university facilities and services of an ongoing nature that are not term-specific and are accessible both on-campus and remotely;
> determined with student input and approval
> not available for opt out on Quest;
> "Fees Arranged" status dependent on these fees being paid or covered by financial aid and a completed Promissory Note

Optional -
> can opt out on Quest; term-specific access;
> if not opted out, "Fees Arranged" status is dependent on these fees being paid or covered by financial aid and a completed Promissory Note

Voluntary -
> can opt out on Quest;
> donation receipt will be available for those who don't opt out;
> if not opted out, "Fees Arranged" status is dependent on these fees being paid or covered by financial aid and a completed Promissory Note


Learn more about your incidental fees:

Undergraduate Incidental fees

2022-2023 Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023
2021-2022 Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022
2020-2021 Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
2019-2020 Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Graduate Incidental fees
2022-2023 Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023
2021-2022 Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022
2020-2021 Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
2019-2020 Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020


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