SFU Undergraduate Supplementary Fees

By | January 27, 2017

SFU Undergraduate Supplementary Fees

Simon Fraser University Undergraduate Supplementary Fees

Simon Fraser University assesses the Student Services/Recreation-Athletics fee, the student activity fee and the U-Pass BC fee to all eligible students in each term of enrollment.

Student Services and Recreation-Athletics Fees

Student Services FeeRecreation-
Athletics Fee
Three or fewer units$44.37
(per term)
(per term)
Four or more units$44.37
(per term)
(per term)
Any combination of Co-operative Education work term and one (1) 3 unit course$44.37
(per term)
(per term)
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The Student Services fee (SSF) and Recreation-Athletics fee (RAF) are assessed to all students enrolled for credit courses that are offered at the Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey campuses. Those enrolled in audit courses, on leave, designated ‘off-campus’ courses or distance education courses only, do not pay these fees.

Student Activity Fee

A student activity fee, determined by the Simon Fraser Student Society, is collected from all students enrolled in credit courses and co-op courses with the exception of students completing courses for audit purposes only.

Student Activity Fee – payable by all students$105.64
*designated ‘off-campus’ courses only$52.85
*three or fewer units$52.85
Co-operative Education only$52.85
*persons aged 60 or more and who are Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status in Canada are exempt from this fee


For a breakdown of this fee, see the chart below from Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS).

Student Activity Fee BreakdownFull-Time ($105.64)Part-Time ($52.85)
SFSS membership fee$42.74$21.38
SFSS Building Fund/Capital Levy$5.00$2.50
Build SFU Levy
(Jan-Dec 2017)***
The Peak: Student Newspaper (Peak)$4.90$2.45
Simon Fraser Campus Radio Society (CJSF)$3.75$1.88
Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG)$3.00$1.50
World University Services of Canada Student Refugee Program (WUSC)$2.50$1.25
Accessibility Fund$0.75$0.38
First Nations Student Association$0.75$0.38
SFSS Food Bank Program$0.25$0.13

***Build SFU Levy, As of January 1, 2017: $40.00 for full time and $20.00 for part-time. The levy will increase by $10 for full time and $5 for part time on January 1 of each following year until 2022, at which point it will be capped and adjusted annually for inflation according to the Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Universal Transit Pass

The U-Pass BC program is a comprehensive transportation package providing students in metropolitan Vancouver with universal and affordable access to public transit in partnership with Simon Fraser University, the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS), the Graduate Student Society (GSS), TransLink and the Province of British Columbia. The program was approved through referenda by both student societies.

U-Pass BC is a mandatory program for all members of Simon Fraser University’s student societies. The U-Pass BC term fee, effective May 1, 2016, is $158.  All eligible students will be charged for the U-Pass BC term fee to their student financial accounts.