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Undergraduate Incidental Fees Spring 2021

Incidental fees are non-tuition fees charged to your account each term to fund various services to support your academic, physical and mental well-being while at University of Waterloo.

  • fees are identified as compulsory, optional or voluntary.
  • we are required to charge 13% HST on some optional fees.
  • you can choose to opt out of the optional and voluntary fees charged to your student account.
  • incidental fees charged to your student account may change as a result of adding/dropping/swapping courses or changing your program (including co-op to regular, regular to co-op, work term to academic term)
  • the opt-out deadline is the term due date. Deadline to opt out of optional and voluntary fees charged for Spring 2021 term is April 26, 2021.

The University collects specific and limited personal information on behalf of the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association and the Graduate Student Association. This information is used for membership administration, elections, annual general meetings, and the administration of student benefit plans and is disclosed to the two organizations and external plan providers solely for those purposes. Students should contact the office of either group if they have any questions about this matter.

In response to the COVID-19 situation, both online courses and courses that would normally have been offered on-campus are being delivered in online format for the Spring term. We will continue to charge incidental fees based on the number of “normally on-campus” courses in which you’re enrolled for the Spring term. You can determine the type of course by the section code:

  • If you are enrolled in 1.5 or more units that are “normally on-campus” courses being delivered online for Spring term (section codes 041/042), you will be charged the  full-time incidental fees.
  • If you are enrolled in fewer than 1.5 units that are “normally on-campus” courses being delivered online for Spring term (section codes 041/042), you will be charged the part-time incidental fees.
  • If you are enrolled only in "normally online" courses being delivered online for Spring term (section codes 081/082), you will not be charged any incidental fees.

    Term

    A particular four-month period of course study. Students are charged fees one term at a time. Due date is normally prior to the start of term.

    • Fall Term – September to December
    • Winter Term – January to April
    • Spring Term – May to August