Students at Camosun to benefit from enhanced programs, services
Release date: Feb. 7, 2020
A range of enhanced student programs and services that directly benefit students will soon be coming to Camosun College.
Following student consultations and signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Camosun College Student Society, the college’s Board of Governors on Feb. 3, 2020 voted in favour of a modest fee that supports a vision of accessible, responsive and sustainable student services.
Currently, Camosun is the only public post-secondary institution in British Columbia that does not collect a fee payable to the college for student services.
A student service fee of $52.50 for full-time students and $26.25 for part-time will be introduced in September 2020 to enhance programs or services that directly improve the student experience. The fee will be payable by students in for-credit programs.
The college will solicit feedback annually through the Student Experience Survey. A Student Advisory Committee will provide direct advice and suggestions to the college’s Student Experience Division.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of the new Student Services Fee?
- Revenue from the Student Services Fee will be used to enhance programs and services that directly improve the overall student experience at Camosun.
- For example, counselling, academic advising, career supports and library resources.
Is the new fee mandatory?
- Students in for-credit programs will be paying the Student Services Fee.
- It is pro-rated for full-time / part-time students.
How much is the fee and when does it take effect?
- The Student Services Fee is $52.50 per semester for full-time students and $26.25 per semester for part-time students.
- The fee takes effect September 2020.
How does the new Camosun Student Services Fee compare to other colleges?
- Camosun is currently the only public post-secondary institution that doesn’t collect a fee.
- Fees at other institutions range from $100 per term for tech supports to $45 for library and student services.
How were students consulted?
- A consultation with students about the type of services took place in March 2019.
- An MOU was signed with the CCSS in January 2020.
Will the fee increase annually?
- Fee increases are capped at 2% annually.
How will the college ensure the fee directly benefits students?
- The college will track the benefit of the Student Services Fee.
- We will solicit feedback annually on programs and services through the Student Experience Survey and report on the progress of program and service expansion.
- The Student Advisory Committee will meet annually to review current and future service investments.
Last updated: February 10, 2020 7:59 am