Under the Student Choice Initiative created by the provincial government, students can choose which student fees to pay and support effective the Fall 2019 term. For information on the optional fees, please click here.

Fees for essential campus initiatives will continue to be mandatory; students cannot opt-out of these fees. The provincial government has determined that the fees below are mandatory and they will continue to be assessed to all students. Carleton University uses a portion of every student’s fees, as approved by the Board of Governors, to support services on campus.

You cannot opt-out of the following fees even if you do not use the service provided. However, some exceptions are noted below*.

**Additional fees will be added to this list as the details of the Student Choice initiative program is put in place. Please check back when registration for the fall 2019 and winter 2020 terms become available**

Athletics fee: The Department of Recreation and Athletics is dedicated to providing a broad spectrum of sport, fitness and recreational opportunities for our students and the Carleton University community. http://www.carleton.ca/athletics/

Career Development fee: Career Services are available through Carleton Central under “My Career” and allows you to search for job opportunities, book career advising appointments, register for employer recruitment and information sessions, and create an online resume and portfolio for employers to access: http//www.mycareer.carleton.ca

Carleton Industrial Design Student Association (CIDSA) fee: applies to full-time students in Industrial Design. This fee is for computer passes and is assessed at the beginning of the academic year as part of the fall term fees.

Carleton School of Architecture Association of Students (CSAAS) fee: applies to full-time students in the School of Architecture. This fee is for computer passes and is assessed at the beginning of the academic year as part of the fall term fees.

Carleton University Student Emergency Response Team (CUSERT) fee: CUSERT is a volunteer and student-operated campus response team, operating under the Department of University Safety that provides first aid coverage at university sponsored events, and on-call service twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week: http://www.carleton.ca/cusert.

*Accident/Drug/Dental Insurance (CUSA) fee: This insurance fee is automatically applied to all undergraduate and special students whose Fall term status is assessed at the full-fee rate. If you are not assessed at the full fee rate in the Fall term, the coverage will not be added anytime else in the academic year. In this case, you may wish to opt in directly through CUSA. If you wish to opt out of the plan, the fee may be refundable through an online application as long as you can demonstrate coverage through another plan. Again, Undergraduate and Special students apply to opt-out through CUSA , while Graduate students apply to opt-out through the GSA. There are strict deadlines for opting-in/out, so please visit the relevant site and make sure you opt-in/out by the required date.

*Accident/Drug/Dental Insurance (GSA) fee: This insurance fee is automatically applied to all graduate students whose Fall term status is assessed at the full-fee rate. If you are not assessed at the full fee rate in the Fall term, the coverage will not be added anytime else in the academic year. In this case, you may wish to opt in directly through GSA. If you wish to opt out of the plan, the fee may be refundable through an online application as long as you can demonstrate coverage through another plan. Again, Undergraduate and Special students apply to opt-out through CUSA , while Graduate students apply to opt-out through the GSA. There are strict deadlines for opting-in/out, so please visit the relevant site and make sure you opt-in/out by the required date.

Health and Counselling fee: Health and Counselling Services is your health and wellness centre on campus. It does much more than treat illnesses; it also provides counselling, a resource centre and a student peer program: http://www.carleton.ca/health/

Omnibus fee: replaces charges previously required for transcripts, certifications of enrollment, internal degree transfers, duplicate tax receipts, Convocation costs and gown rental.

University Centre fee: is collected by the University on the behalf of CUSA.This fee enables CUSA the opportunity to provide non-commercial activities and facilities in the University Centre. For more details please contact the CUSA office.

*U-Pass fee: is a bus pass offered through Carleton University at a discounted rate and is a mandatory cost for all eligible students. The fall/winter U-Pass is effective from Sept 1 – April 30 and the summer U-Pass is effective May 1 – August 31. For more information about UPass eligibility and to see if you are able to opt-out, visit http://www.carleton.ca/upass/