Student Fees 2019-20
Your GBC account shows a list of fees where a portion goes to the Student Association. Here’s what services they pay for.
Student Association fees
SA Membership: $5.45
We are the student union representing the interests of all GBC students who become members. We focus on representation, advocacy, events and the delivery of services with the objective to build a united student movement to strive towards a high-quality education. We voice the students’ perspective on issues to the college and all levels of government to continue to improve the GBC experience.
As a member of the SA you have a right to join or vote for the SA board of directors and shape the future of GBC.
Building Capital: $16.70
Capital funds are used for large, one time projects that benefit all students. All funds will be used only for capital items that are for the benefit of GBC students and their spaces. These projects with a purpose to build upon, add to, or improve our student centres and collaborative spaces.
Building Operations: $31.20
Your Student Association runs Student Centres and services at the Casa Loma, St. James and Waterfront campuses. These spaces are where you access services, de-stress, network, study, have lunch, and take a break from your day. Students will find the SA information desks nearby where you can find out more about your Student Association.
Community Action Centre: $2.19
The CAC fee is used to create safe(r) spaces, open to all students who care about issues of equity and each other to gather, share experiences, skill-build, socialize, raise awareness, and cultivate community. Events programmed by and for students includes workshops, discussion groups, crafting, field trips, equity and constituency peer support campaigns.
SA Clubs: $0.91
Clubs at GBC are a great way to bring back face-to-face contact in areas of cultural interest personal interests and or social movements. Join or start a student-run club. This is your chance to interact with a wide variety of people, expand your skill set or find a new interest. Student clubs promote campus life activity and are inclusive and open to all. Join a club today
SA Events: $1.70
Your college experience is not just about classes and homework. Do you want great parties, cultural events, and fun on and off campus such as: concerts, boat cruises, and reading week trips? This fee supports social, non-academic programming to improve campus life for students. This fee ensures these events happen at a minimal costs and that you have VIP access to amazing campus life.
SA Recreation: $9.33
The SA recreation fee provides students with activities and programming focused on their overall well-being outside of the classroom. These activities provide a break from academic life, and supports the development of important skills for balanced living. Examples of activities include non-traditional sport activities, self-defence programs, student lead recreational programming and activities that aid in stress management.
On and off-campus walk service for students, staff, and visitors to GBC. The Safewalk team acts a night-time welcome team across the college to promote health and safety education, and aid in building a safer community at GBC.
Student Academic Support Program: $6.15
The Student Academic Support Program provides students with peer-to-peer academic support during their course of study at GBC to assist with understanding course expectations, academic policy and writing academic petitions. Other activities include, the Student-Led Academic Network which allows for students to come together and form academic interest groups that foster connections with other students.
Student Community Care Services: $21.46
Student community care services focuses on the health and wellness needs of students through programs that activate health and wellness and support student health, emotional, & social well-being through the Community Care Centre, student nutrition access program and the student-led health networks. Activities include access to nutritious food and information, peer groups and counselling, mental health supports, healthy lifestyle and network meetings, harm reduction, workshops, sexual health, consent information and resources.
Student Financial Legal Services: $2.55
Provides legal assistance to students with respect to a broad array of legal issues that affects their enrolment and finances, and to prepare affidavits to fill various gaps in students’ financial aid documentation. Examples of legal activities include commission signatures on many types of documents and creating notarized copies of original documents.
Student Media: $5.58
The Student Media fee produces The Dialog—news by and for students. We provide you with independent, reliable and timely news you can use. Find out what’s happening at the college and in the community—and how it affects you. We also provide students with the opportunity for practical skills training and media work experience. Support your on-campus student news.
Total SA fees: $112.58
Canadian Federation of Students fees
Canadian Federation of Students: $4.67
Canadian Federation of Students—Ontario: $3.89
- Participation in Canada’s largest post-secondary student organization, uniting over 500,000 students across the country.
- National and provincial advocacy on issues impacting students including tuition fees, student debt, fairness for international students, consent and anti-sexual violence initiatives, and student mental-health services.
- Access to the ISIC discount card free of charge, a $20 value for non-members which provides thousands of discounts internationally.
Total CFS fees: $8.56
SA health insurance fees:
Extended health & dental – fall: $243.56
September 2019 to August 2020
Extended health & dental – winter: $169.04
January 2020 to August 2020
Post-secondary international students – fall: $713.38
September 2019 to August 2020
Post-secondary international students – winter: $488.70
January 2020 to August 2020
Post-secondary international students – summer: $262.32
May 2020 to August 2020
GBC Foundation fee
$25 per student for all full-time students
75% goes to scholarships and bursaries
25% goes to capital projects