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.
About the Student Service Fee
A student service fee was introduced in September 2020 to enhance programs or services that directly improve the student experience. The fee is payable by all students.
Prior to September 2020, Camosun was the only public post-secondary institution in British Columbia that did not collect a fee payable to the college for student services.
The college solicits 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 Student Services Fee?
- Revenue from the Student Services Fee is 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 fee mandatory?
- The Student Services Fee applies to all students.
How much is the fee and when did it take effect?
- The Student Services Fee is $11.58/month and took effect September 2020.
How does the Camosun Student Services Fee compare to other colleges?
- 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 tracks the benefit of the Student Services Fee.
- We 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 meets annually to review current and future service investments.