student fees

It’s not fair to charge students for unusable services when Queen’s can afford to foot the bill

It’s become increasingly clear over the years that universities are starting to resemble corporations more than schools, pursuing large profits at the expense of the student experience. However, while corporations must sell at the market price and require an actual demand from consumers, Queen’s not only gets to set the prices for its services but coerces students into paying them—even when these services aren’t usable.Continue...

SGPS petitions against ARC fee for graduate students

Amidst the pandemic, the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) is advocating for the University to grant refunds to graduate students who request their ARC fee back.Continue...

AMS to reimburse some student fees in fall term

As the pandemic continues to affect the delivery of campus services, the AMS has confirmed it will be reducing some of its fees.Continue...

Queen’s maintains ancillary fees for 2020-21 academic year

Whether or not students choose to return to campus in September, they’re still expected to pay their mandatory ancillary fees this fall.

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Student fees regain mandatory status

Several student fees regained mandatory status for the 2020-21 year due to the suspension of the Student Choice Initiative (SCI).Continue...

While tuition unaltered, Queen’s reduces summer student fees

While tuition remains the same, the University has adjusted ancillary fees for the summer term to reflect current operations.Continue...

AMS seeks to reinstate jobs lost after Student Choice Initiative

Following the loss of 100 jobs due to the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) last September, the AMS is looking to restructure and reinstate those positions, pending approval from the board of directors.Continue...

Board of Trustees approve mandatory fees

The Board of Trustees approved mandatory fees for the 2019-20 school year on May 10, following significant changes to post-secondary education policy and fee structures in Ontario.Continue...

Student Choice Initiative casts doubt on the future of a free student press

Services like campus newspapers provide practical employment opportunities, but they also give students a voice and hold our leaders accountable.Continue...

AMS Assembly recap Oct. 19

Discussions of the proposed revitalization of the JDUC and student fees levy imposed by clubs dominated AMS Assembly on Oct. 19.Continue...

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