NEW! Choose My Ancillary Fees

What are Ancillary Fees Collected For?

Ancillary fees are collected to provide necessary services, and supports to students, in various ways throughout the year. For the upcoming 2019-2020 Fall/Winter academic session, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities' (MTCU) has launched a new ancillary fee classification framework. In this new initiative, students will have a choice regarding some of the campus services, supports, and organizations they wish to support.  

While some ancillary fees will continue to be mandatory (or essential) under the new MTCU directive, other fees have been classified as non-essential. Those considered non-essential have been itemized below, with descriptions on the purpose, and usage of the funding. In order to prepare for your decisions, we recommend that you read through the list of Opt-Out Eligible Ancillary Fees carefully

Choose My Ancillary Fees Form:

Once you feel prepared, please login to MyInfo, and under My Financial Profile , find Choose My Ancillary Fees . You will be presented with the option of opting-out of allsome, or none of the "non-essential" fees for supports, services, initiatives and organizations.

This form MUST be completed in order to proceed with course registration. The selections you make will apply for the upcoming full academic session (e.g Fall-Winter). There will be no further opt-outs (ancillary fee refunds), once your account is billed. 

Opt-Out Eligible Ancillary Fees: 

Thunder Bay Campus

SLCFS - Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) Fee

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is a bilingual national union of over one-half million students from more than 64 university and college students' unions across Canada. CFS Provides the opportunity for students across the country and province to join together, and to collectively pool their resources to provide student-owned and operated services such as the ISIC (International Student Identity Card) and the Ethical Purchasing Network, which are designed to save students money.

Canadian Federation of Students

 SLRAB - Aboriginal Programming Fee

This fee supports the Aboriginal Programing Committee which organizes and promotes culturally specific Aboriginal events and campaigns; including the annual LUNSA Powwow.

 SLRAF - African Caribbean Student Association (AFCASA) Fee

This fee goes directly to the African Caribbean Student Association. Their purpose is to educate students about other cultures, and to promote diversity, love, and racial issues, around the world and in our school.

 SLRNA - Nanabijou Fee

This fee goes directly to the Nanabijou Childcare Centre, and also supports the LUSU Childcare Bursary available for the Nanabijou Centre, or any other daycare in town. This bursary is open to all Lakehead University Thunder Bay students.

LUSU Childcare Bursary

 SLRSA - Social Action Fee

This fee supports Social Action Campaigns, and initiatives, that will benefit Lakehead University students, both as individuals, and as a community. Uses of the fee may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Awareness Campaigns (e.g. issues impacting our community, province, or nation)
  • Emergency Bursaries for Students in Need
  • Emergency relief funds for natural disaster situations (e.g. Fort McMurray fires)
  • Regional Food Distribution Association support
  • Holiday meals for students
 SLRSU - Sustainability Fee

This fee supports the Sustainability Centre, and Sustainability Initiatives, such as the refillable bottle station. The Sustainability Initiative is an Action Centre that promotes social and environmental justice through education, advocacy, and community building on campus. They are active in policy work within the university to incorporate sustainability as a key operational and curriculum focus at Lakehead. The Centre resources are available to all Members and advocates for environmental and social sustainability within LUSU and the University.

Sustainability Intitiative (find under LUSU Centres)

 

 SLRWU - World University Services of Canada (WUSC) Fee

This fee supports the annually sponsored refugee students for cost of tuition, and residence, and ultimately helps to secure a good quality of life for themselves, and their families.

Our main focus is on the direct sponsorship of student refugees through the WUSC Student Refugee Program (SRP). This unique youth-to-youth sponsorship program allows refugee students without opportunities to further their education, to attend Lakehead University and permanently resettle in Canada.

WUSC Student Refugee Program (SRP)

 SLUS1 - LUSU Academic & Advocacy Support and Services Fee

This fee goes directly to support your elected student officials. The Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) represents all students studying at Lakehead University. We are over 8,000 strong, uniting undergraduate and graduate, full- and part-time, and domestic and international students across Lakehead's two campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia. LUSU is headed by a student executive who is elected by all Lakehead University students every year in February. Serving full-time during the school year, your President, and Vice-Presidents, work hard to ensure your voice is heard by the university and government, and ensures that LUSU is able to provide you the services you need to make your journey through post-secondary education filled with amazing experiences.

LUSU isn't just services - we're advocates for the students. We provide peer support for students who are experiencing problems with professors or with navigating the University bureaucracy. We represent students on University bodies such as the Senate and the Board of Governors. We speak on behalf of students to government at the local, provincial, and national levels.

Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU)

 SLUSF - LUSU Activity Fee

Through LUSU, students access a wide variety of services, supports, job and volunteer opportunities, and social life, like clubs and events. LUSU's mandate is to ensure that all students can pursue academic excellence as well as personal and social growth at Lakehead, free from barriers related to income, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, family status, or ability.

Intent on encouraging safe spaces on campus to live, learn, and play, the LUSU Activity fee assists in supporting a variety of student clubs, events, and various peer support centres, including the LUSU Foodbank. LUSU's centres provide a supportive and engaging community for students from all kinds of backgrounds. Find like-minded folks who share your experiences and work together to make the world a better place by visiting us online.

Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU)

 SRADF - LU Radio Fee

Lakehead University Independent Radio Station, CILU 102.7 FM, is a not-for-profit, campus based, community radio station. Their mandate is to provide listeners with high quality programming that is not found on the airwaves in Thunder Bay. They offer free training year round for Lakehead students interested in hosting or producing a radio program. 

Students can build their career portfolios with LU Radio as a volunteer or board member. 100% of student fees received funds LU Radio’s staffing budget and 20% of their budget is reserved for student jobs. When you support LU Radio, you are helping keep independent media and music alive in Northwestern Ontario.

LU Radio CILU 102.7 FM

SENGS - Engineering Student's Society Fee (Engineering Only)

The Engineering Students' Society (ESS) is the official representative of all Lakehead engineering undergraduate students. We exist to provide academic, social and professional services by funding degree projects, conference subsidies and events. To get involved, find us on social media, visit us in our office (UC 0015 weekdays 9am-4pm), or e-mail us at: ess@lakeheadu.ca

Engineering Student Society

SLAWS - Law Student's Society Fee (Law Only)

 

The Law Student’s Society is the official representative of all Lakehead Law students. At the PACI campus, we sponsor clubs and events, and represent the student body to the administration and faculty. We build strong relationships with the Thunder Bay Law Association, exposing our students to the tight-knit legal community from their first week on-campus. We advocate for law students’ priorities both on LU’s Main Campus and across Canada. We partner with organizations like LUSU, the Law Students’ Society of Ontario, and the Canadian Bar Association. Our diverse campus life is supported by our own student societies. From the Indigenous Law Student’s Association, to our own newspaper, The Northern Compass, to the Equality at Law Club, the Law Student’s Society is the lynchpin to the cohesive, dynamic student life enjoyed by Bora Laskin Faculty of Law students. To get involved, find us on social media, visit us at PACI, or email us at: president.lss@lakeheadu.ca.

Law Student's Society

SLUNM - Lakehead University Nursing Student Association Fee (Nursing Only)

The purpose of LUNA is to enhance the student life of all nursing students currently enrolled at Lakehead University by: Establishing social activities; Organizing educational opportunities, including health promotion events; Lobbying on behalf of issues that affect LUNA members; Acting as a communication medium for the students; and Providing volunteering opportunities within the community for nursing students.

SOREF - Outdoor Recreation Endowment Fund Fee (Outdoor Recreation Only)
**description coming soon**
SORSS - Outdoor Recreation Student Society Fee (Outdoor Recreation Only)

To initiate effective communication between ORPT students and faculty while encouraging program cohesiveness; facilitate social interaction; and support students and faculty in both academic and non-academic endeavours.

Outdoor Rec Student Society

SLGRA - Graduate Student Association Fee (Graduate Programs Only)

LUGSA is the fully autonomous student body that represents full-time, and part-time graduate students registered at Lakehead. We are committed to providing assistance, information and services necessary to help graduate students successfully complete their goals, as well as helping to promote an interactive environment stimulating social, intellectual and political contact amongst graduate students by organizing and funding several social (outdoor activities & free coffee hours), physical, and academic events throughout the academic school year.

Lakehead University Graduate Student Association

Orillia Campus

 SLUSO - LUSU Activity Fee

Through LUSU, students access a wide variety of services, supports, job and volunteer opportunities, and social life, like clubs and events. LUSU's mandate is to ensure that all students can pursue academic excellence as well as personal and social growth at Lakehead, free from barriers related to income, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, family status, or ability.

Intent on encouraging safe spaces on campus to live, learn, and play, the LUSU Activity fee assists in a supporting a variety of student clubs, events, and various peer support centres, including the LUSU Foodbank. LUSU's centres provide a supportive and engaging community for students from all kinds of backgrounds. Find like-minded folks who share your experiences and work together to make the world a better place by visiting us online.

Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU)

 
 SLUS3 - LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support & Services Fee

This fee goes directly to support your elected student officials. The Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) represents all students studying at Lakehead University. We are over 8,000 strong, uniting undergraduate and graduate, full- and part-time, and domestic and international students across Lakehead's two campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia. LUSU is headed by a student executive who is elected by all Lakehead University students every year in February. Serving full-time during the school year, your President, and Vice-Presidents, work hard to ensure your voice is heard by the university and government, and ensures that LUSU is able to provide you the services you need to make your journey through post-secondary education filled with amazing experiences.

 LUSU isn't just services - we're advocates for the students. We provide peer support for students who are experiencing problems with professors or with navigating the University bureaucracy. We represent students on University bodies such as the Senate and the Board of Governors. We speak on behalf of students to government at the local, provincial, and national levels.

Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU)

 
 SLCFS - Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) Fee

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is a bilingual national union of over one-half million students from more than 64 university and college students' unions across Canada. CFS Provides the opportunity for students across the country and province to join together, and to collectively pool their resources to provide student-owned and operated services such as the ISIC (International Student Identity Card) and the Ethical Purchasing Network, which are designed to save students money.

Canadian Federation of Students

SLRWU - World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Fee

This fee supports the annually sponsored refugee students for cost of tuition, and residence, and ultimately helps to secure a good quality of life for themselves, and their families.

Our main focus is on the direct sponsorship of student refugees through the WUSC Student Refugee Program (SRP). This unique youth-to-youth sponsorship program allows refugee students without opportunities to further their education, to attend Lakehead University and permanently resettle in Canada.

WUSC Student Refugee Program (SRP)

SLGRA - Graduate Student Association Fee (Graduate Programs Only)

LUGSA is the fully autonomous student body that represents full-time, and part-time graduate students registered at Lakehead. We are committed to providing assistance, information and services necessary to help graduate students successfully complete their goals, as well as helping to promote an interactive environment stimulating social, intellectual and political contact amongst graduate students by organizing and funding several social (outdoor activities & free coffee hours), physical, and academic events throughout the academic school year.

Lakehead University Graduate Student Association

Barrie (Georgian) Campus

 SLUSG, or SLUHS - LUSU Activity Fee

Through LUSU, students access a wide variety of services, supports, job and volunteer opportunities, and social life, like clubs and events. LUSU's mandate is to ensure that all students can pursue academic excellence as well as personal and social growth at Lakehead, free from barriers related to income, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, family status, or ability.

Intent on encouraging safe spaces on campus to live, learn, and play, the LUSU Activity fee assists in a supporting a variety of student clubs, events, and various peer support centres, including the LUSU Foodbank. LUSU's centres provide a supportive and engaging community for students from all kinds of backgrounds. Find like-minded folks who share your experiences and work together to make the world a better place by visiting us online.

Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU)

 

 
 SLUS5, or SLUH7 - LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support & Services Fee

 This fee goes directly to support your elected student officials. The
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) represents all students
studying at Lakehead University. We are over 8,000 strong, uniting
undergraduate and graduate, full- and part-time, and domestic and
international students across Lakehead's two campuses in Thunder Bay
and Orillia. LUSU is headed by a student executive who is elected by
all Lakehead University students every year in February. Serving
full-time during the school year, your President and Vice-Presidents
work hard to ensure your voice is heard by the university and
government, and ensures that LUSU is able to provide you the services
you need to make your journey through post-secondary education filled
with amazing experiences. LUSU isn't just services - we're advocates
for the students. We provide peer support for students who are
experiencing problems with professors or with navigating the University
bureaucracy. We represent students on University bodies such as the
Senate and the Board of Governors. We speak on behalf of students to
government at the local, provincial, and national levels

Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU)

SLCFS - Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) Fee

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is a bilingual national union
of over one-half million students from more than 64 university and
college students' unions across Canada. CFS Provides the opportunity
for students across the country and province to join together, and to
collectively pool their resources to provide student-owned and operated
services such as the ISIC (International Student Identity Card) and the
Ethical Purchasing Network, which are designed to save students money.

Canadian Federation of Students

 SLRWU - World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Fee

 This fee supports the annually sponsored refugee students for cost of
tuition, and residence, and ultimately helps to secure a good quality
of life for themselves, and their families.
Our main focus is on the direct sponsorship of student refugees through
the WUSC Student Refugee Program (SRP). This unique youth-to-youth
sponsorship program allows refugee students without opportunities to
further their education, to attend Lakehead University and permanently
resettle in Canada.

WUSC Student Refugee Program (SRP)

Where are the Fee Amounts?

Please note that when you are in the Choose My Ancillary Fees form within MyInfo, the fee amounts for your specific program, and year level will be listed next to the descriptions.

To view the ancillary fee amounts for your program, and year level, in advance of completing the form, please use the Tuition Search tools below, and click on  "Click to Display Ancillary Fee Breakdown"  beneath the the tables.

 Will OSAP pay my Non-Essential Fees?

Should you be in receipt of government student funding (e.g. OSAP, Alberta Student Aid, etc.), and you have selected to pay some, or all of the non-essential fees via the Choose My Ancillary Fees form, you also consent that fees due be paid directly by government funding sources through automated enrolment confirmation processes. Please note that non-essential fees are not included in your government student funding assessment.

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