Mandatory Incidental Fees

For the 2020/21 academic year

Incidental fees are paid by all students at Dalhousie University. These are mandatory, non-academic fees, in addition to your tuition, that help to fund various student programs. Incidental fees are outlined below, and subject to change.

Fees by Category:

Student Service fee

This fee provides Dalhousie University students with administrative, athletics (full-time students) and health services.

Full-time students (per term) $57.37
Part-time students (per term) $46.40
   
Other full-time professional (8 months) $114.74
   
Summer - full-time (per term) $55.79
Summer - part-time (per term) $46.40

Dalhousie Student Union fee

Every student registered at Dalhousie University is a member of the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) and required to pay a Student Union fee as part of the registration procedure. These fees have been approved by students in referenda and, along with other revenue of the Union, are allocated each year by the Student Council budget.

Full-time student fees per term $77.28
Part-time student fees per term $40.18



University Bus Pass fee (U-Pass)

The U-Pass is a transit pass specifically for full-time Dalhousie students, valid for unlimited use, 7 days a week from September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021. U-Pass is accepted on all conventional Metro Transit buses and ferries. Additional fare may be required on premium routes, such as MetroLink and Community Transit buses.

  • The current cost is $162.70 and is charged in the fall term. For students beginning in January, a prorated fee is charged.
  • Full time Spring/Summer students will be charged $81.35 (May-Aug).

You may be eligible to waive the UPass.  Visit the U-Pass site for more information.

Society Fee

This fee provides membership in student societies and is charged per term.

Additionally, all International students pay $5.00 per term for membership in the Dalhousie International Student Association Society.

Facilities Renewal fee

This fee is assessed to all students to assist with deferred building maintenance.

Full-time student fees per term $94.90
Part-time student fees per term $31.50



Facilities Renewal fee - Recreation (excluded Fall & Winter 2020/21)

$90 per term for all full time students to a max of $180 per academic year.

Dalhousie Student Union - Health Plan fee

Only full time students that start in September are automatically enrolled on the plan. If you are on a co-op work term, exchange, are a distance student, or are starting in January you must OPT IN to the plan. The DSU Health Plan provides benefits at a lower cost compared to traditional group plans.

The cost of the DSU Health and Dental Plan can be confirmed by contacting the office directly. Students with equivalent insurance may apply to Opt Out through Dal Online no later than September 18, 2020 at 11.59pm AST. For more information please visit the DSU Health Plan website.

For information regarding enrolment eligibility please contact the DSU Health Plan Administrator at dsuhealth@dal.ca.

Dalhousie Student Union - International Health Plan fee

All international and exchange students coming to Dalhousie University are required to have a comprehensive health insurance plan. All students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Dalhousie International Student Health Plan. In addition, all full-time students are also enrolled in the Dalhousie Student Union Health Plan. These fees will be applied directly to your student account. View fees and information on opting out for international and exchange students.

 

Fees by Campus (excludes society fees):

Studley & Carleton Campus

STUDLEY & CARLETON      
FALL TERM 2020-21   FULL TIME PART TIME 
Dal Student Union    $ 77.28  $ 40.18
Student Services    $ 57.37  $ 46.40
Facilities Renewal    $ 94.90  $ 31.50
Facilities Renewal - Recreation(1)     $ -    $ -  
University Bus Pass    $ 162.70  $ -  
DSU Health Plan    $ 464.00  $ -  
TERM TOTAL    $ 856.25  $ 118.08
       
WINTER TERM 2020-21      
Dal Student Union    $ 77.28  $ 40.18
Student Services    $ 57.37  $ 46.40
Facilities Renewal    $ 94.90  $ 31.50
Facilities Renewal - Recreation(1)     $ -  $  - 
TERM TOTAL    $ 229.55  $ 118.08
       
SUMMER TERM 2019-20      
Dal Student Union    $ 77.28  $ 40.18
Student Services    $ 55.79  $ 46.40
Facilities Renewal    $ 94.90  $ 31.50
TERM TOTAL    $ 227.97  $ 118.08
       
(1)  Facilities Renewal - Recreation supports athletic facilities and is assessed per term, to a maximum of $180 per academic year - excluded Fall & Winter 2020/21 terms

Sexton Campus

SEXTON        
FALL TERM 2020-21   FULL TIME   PART TIME
Dal Student Union    $ 77.28    $ 40.18
Student Services    $ 57.37    $ 46.40
Facilities Renewal    $ 94.90    $ 31.50
Facilities Renewal - Recreation(1)     $ -    $ -   
Facilities Renewal - Sexton (2)    $ 100.00    $ - 
University Bus Pass    $ 162.70    $ -    
Health Plan    $ 464.00    $ - 
TERM TOTAL    $ 956.25    $ 118.08
         
WINTER TERM 2020-21        
Dal Student Union    $ 77.28    $ 40.18
Student Services    $ 57.37    $ 46.40
Facilities Renewal    $ 94.90    $ 31.50
Facilities Renewal - Recreation(1)     $ -     $ -  
Facilities Renewal - Sexton (2)    $ 100.00    $ -  
University Bus Pass    $ -      $ -  
Health Plan    $ -      $ -  
TERM TOTAL    $ 329.55    $ 118.08
         
SUMMER TERM 2019-20        
Dal Student Union    $ 77.28    $ 40.18
Student Services    $ 55.79    $ 46.40
Facilities Renewal    $ 94.90    $ 31.50
Facilities Renewal - Sexton    $ 100.00    $ -  
TERM TOTAL    $ 327.97    $ 118.08
         
         
(1)  Facilities Renewal -Recreation supports athletic facilities and is assessed per term, to a maximum of $180 per academic year.  Excluded for Fall & Winter 2020/21.
(2) Facilities Renewal -Sexton supports the IDEA building. Fee applies to students in the Faculties of Engineeing, Architecture and Planning.

Agricultural Campus (Truro)

Please visit the Agricultural Campus site for fees related to the AC campus.

 

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