DRAFT: UFV Academic Calendar Fall 2014

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Fees and Other Costs

Tuition fees stated are for 2014/15 and may change for 2015/16. Some courses are offered on a full cost-recovery basis. Their fees may be higher. The fees will be shown in the Registration Timetable.

Application fee

$45 All new applicants (including former Continuing Studies students)

$20 New applicants who wish to change the program for their initial term of admission (prior to starting classes), or

Previous UFV students (excluding Continuing Studies) applying for re-admission due to:
• absence of two or more years
• required withdrawal
• failure to register in first semester of admission
• complete withdrawal in first semester

No fee Current UFV students applying to a different program (see Note), or

Students applying for Upgrading and University Preparation programs.

Note: Current UFV students are those who are either currently registered in classes, or have completed classes within the two years prior to the semester for which they are applying (excluding Continuing Studies classes).

Where applicable, the application fee must accompany submission of the application form. Applicants who do not get a seat in their preferred program will be admitted to a program path or ESL without being charged an additional application fee or having to submit a new application.

Tuition fees

Fees per credit (see Note)
Fee Type Credit Courses Adult Basic Education Graduate Courses ESL Vocational Trades & Technology
Courses numbered 100-400 070 up to 099 700 All

Weekly Beginning Fall 2014

Weekly Beginning Fall 2014

Tuition $134.00 $0.00 $537.82 $56.94 $134.00 $110.95
Ancillary Fee $13.40 $5.69 $13.40 $5.69 $13.40 $11.10
Total $147.40 $5.69 $551.22 $62.63 $147.40 $122.05
3 credit course $442.20 $17.07 $1,653.66 $187.89 $442.20 $366.15
4 credit course $589.60 $22.76 $2,204.88 $250.52 $589.60 $488.20
Typical 16-week semester $2,358.40 $1,952.80

Note: There are no tuition fees or ancillary fees for courses numbered below 070.

There are many opportunities to apply for bursaries or scholarships through UFV. The Financial Aid and Awards website outlines these opportunities.

Additional fees

For all courses except Continuing Studies, students will be charged the following fees in addition to the tuition fees for each course:

Ancillary fee

The ancillary fee provides support for student activities and athletics, library and technical services, legacy fund, student accident insurance, and student space. It is set at 10% of tuition.

Semester-based fees

• $30 per semester for Student Union Society membership
• $35 per semester Student Union Society Capital fee
• $42.58 per semester for Universal Bus Pass (U-PASS)
• $4.50 per semester Cascade student newspaper fee
• $7.85 per semester radio station fee
• $17.75 per semester transportation fee

Health and dental fee

A Health and Dental fee ($159.92 for full-time students) is charged in Fall semester to most students with nine or more credits. See below for more information.

Lab/materials fee

Some courses or programs may require a laboratory or materials fee.

Program-specific fees

Some programs have special fees. The following figures, unless otherwise indicated, include tuition and ancillary fees only. The application, Health and Dental, and semester-based fees must be added.

Program Program Cost Payments Over
Applied Business Technology $6,704.64 1 semester
Architectural Drafting Technician $4,637.90 3 semesters
Bachelor in Media Arts- Capstone $1,464.60 1 course
Certified Dental Assistant $5,896.00 3 semesters
Graphic and Digital Design $12,486.30
 over two years
4 semesters
Health Care Assistant $2,929.20 1 semester
Practical Nursing $13,483.01 4 semesters
Teacher Education Program $9,812.00 4 semesters
Workplace TASK (see Note) $2,060.00 2 semesters
Trades program fees - see Fees and Payments    

Note: Workplace TASK includes Health & Dental and semester-based fees.

Co-operative Education fees

The fee for the Co-operative Education work term is $536.34 ($487.56 for tuition and $48.78 for ancillary fees) for domestic students, plus the semester-based fees and Health and Dental fee listed above. The fee for international students is $1,200.

Graduate Studies fees

The fee for Graduate Studies is $551.22 per credit ($537.82 for tuition and $13.40 for ancillary fees) plus the semester-based fees and Health and Dental fee listed above.

Upgrading and University Preparation fees

There is no application fee for UUP programs and no tuition for UUP courses numbered below 099. Ancillary fees, semester-based fees, and the Health and Dental fee listed above, apply to courses numbered 070 to 099; there are no ancillary fees for courses numbered below 070.

International Student fees

There are different tuition, fee, and refund schedules for international students. Please refer to the  UFV International website, call 604-854-4544 or 604-504-7441, or mail to international@ufv.ca for more information.

Senior citizens' discount

Seniors 65 years of age and older may enrol in credit courses without having to pay tuition or ancillary fees, provided they do not displace fee-paying students. They will be charged the application fee and will be responsible for the cost of any supplies required for the course(s).

Note: Courses and programs offered on a cost-recovery basis, such as UFV Continuing Studies, are not included as part of this special discount.

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 students with health and dental coverage for 12 months, from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. Students already covered by an equivalent extended health and dental plan may opt out of the Plan, online, during the Change-of-Coverage Period (typically the week before classes through the first two weeks of classes). The Plan also gives students the option to enrol their families (spouses and/or dependants) by paying an additional fee. Most SUS members who are not automatically assessed the fee but wish to have coverage, are able to enrol themselves for an additional fee. Students starting in January may enrol at a pro-rated rate for 8 months of coverage (January 1–August 31). For more information, contact studentcare.net/works at 1-866-358-4437 or visit ihaveaplan.ca.

Legacy Fund

The UFV Legacy Fund is based on the belief that each person served by UFV should contribute to the future of the university. 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 UFV Board, administration, and the Student Union Society. The contribution to the Legacy Fund is included in the ancillary fee.

Student Accident Insurance

Full-time, part-time, and apprentice students may be eligible for coverage under the Student Accident Insurance program. In general, policy coverage occurs as a result of an accident occurring on UFV premises or at UFV-approved activities. Benefits include, but are not limited to, accidental death and dismemberment and out-of-province hospital and medical coverage. Specific details are contained in the program brochure, available at Student Services. For claims, please contact the UFV Finance office. Contribution to the Student Accident Insurance program is included in the ancillary fee.

Student organization fees

At the time of registration for each semester, UFV collects Board-approved student organization fees. These fees include membership, capital, and U-PASS fees on behalf of the Student Union Society, and membership fees on behalf of the Cascade student newspaper and CIVL Radio societies.

Non-refundable deposit on fees

At the time of registration, students are required to pay a deposit (currently $200) which is applied toward fees. In the event that students withdraw from courses before classes begin, all or a portion of the deposit will be forfeited to UFV, according to the dates and amounts listed in the semester Registration Timetable.

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 Timetable for specific dates).

Students with approved student loans may have the deadline extended by the Financial Aid & Awards office.

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 of $50.

Late registration fee

There is a late registration fee of $20 per course (subject to change) for any registration after the first seven percent of the semester (see the semester Registration Timetable for dates).

Refunds/fee reductions

The following guidelines for refund/reduction of fees apply to all classes.

Students taking courses offered through the Continuing Studies (CS) department, should review the information on course fees, dates, and refund policies at ufv.ca/continuing_studies and in the CS booklet published twice a year in August and December.

International Students should review the information on course fees, dates, and refund policies at ufv.ca/international.

Portion of course or semester completed Fee reduction or refund
0% 90100%
1-15% to a maximum of two weeks 90%
Over 15%, or after two weeks 0%

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. (Please allow at least three weeks for processing of refunds.)

See the Registration Timetable for specific dates for each semester.

Where there are extenuating circumstances beyond one's control, exceptions to the refund policy may be permitted. Apply in writing to the Registrar.

Financial obligations

Failure to meet financial obligations will result in denial of UFV services such as statements of grades, transcripts, and use of libraries and computer resources. Students may be withdrawn from all of their classes. Penalties may be applied if obligations are not met by the deadlines. See the semester Registration Timetable for fee payment deadlines.

There is a $25 fee for dishonoured cheques.

Study materials and textbooks

Textbooks are required for most courses. Some UFV instructors require the purchase of supplemental materials and equipment for their classes. Refer to course outlines for details.

Income tax receipts

An official receipt for income tax purposes (T2202A) will be available through myUFV at the end of February for the preceding calendar year. Continuing Studies students will be sent tax receipts by mail.