What are Ancillary Fees Collected For?
Compulsory Ancillary fees are collected to provide necessary services, and supports to students, in various ways throughout the year.
In January 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Colleges & Universities (MCU), announced the Student Choice Initiative (known at Lakehead as "Choose My Ancillary Fees"). This classification framework allowed students to opt-out of paying for services that the Ontario government deemed "non-essential". This is no longer in place as Ontario's Divisional Court ruled to quash this measure by the government of Ontario. The appeal was also denied.