Fee Descriptions

Below are descriptions of the different types of fees (listed alphabetically) that appear in UNB's tuition and fee schedules. 

All fees are mandatory but may not apply to all types of students.

ABA Practicum Fee
ALPS Fee
Business Administration Program Fee
CHSR / CFMH Fee
Education Practicum Fee
Engineering Program Fee
Facilities Improvement Fee
Facility Access Fee
First-Year Orientation Fee
Graduate Student Association Fee
Graduate Student Association Health Insurance / Graduate Student Association Dental Insurance
GSA Universal Bus Pass Fee
Installment Fee
International Differential Fee
International Health Insurance
Law Program Fee
Online Fee
Student Health Fee
Student Union Fee
Student Union Health Insurance / Student Union Dental Insurance
Students' Representative Council Fee
Technology Fee
The Brunswickan / The Baron Fee
Tuition Fee
Work Study Fee

Information on parking fees can be found on the Campus Security & Traffic website.

ABA Practicum Fee

If you have been admitted into the intensive practicum stream of the UNB ABA credit on-campus program, a ABA practicum supplemental fee will apply by course in addition to regular tuition. The supplemental fee will be used to offset the costs of delivery and supervision responsibilities for the practicum completion requirement.

ALPS Fee

All part-time undergraduate students at UNB Fredericton are assessed a fee that helps support the Adult Learners and Part-time Students group, which represents this section of the student body, organizes social functions for its members and runs a scholarship and bursary program open to all part-time students enrolled on the Fredericton campus.

Business Administration Program Fee

The Business Administration Differential Fee implemented this year, 2011-2012, was initiated by BBA students through the Business Administration Undergraduate Society (BAUS). The $100 fee will generate two sources of funding that will be used to enhance students’ educational experience: a Student Educational Enhancement Fund, and a Business Administration Student Conference and Competition Fund. A small portion of the fee will also be used to generate an annual operating budget for the BAUS.

The Student Educational Enhancement Fund will be used to benefit students in the Business Administration program by funding improvements to facilities, the purchase of academic software and more. The Conference and Competition Fund will be used to assist students in participating in various academic conferences and competitions.

Students will have formal input into the allocation of the funds arising from the Differential Fee as the BAUS will be establishing Business Differential Fee Boards. Board members will be appointed annually by the BAUS and will have voting rights on the allocation and disbursement of funds.

CHSR / CFMH Fee

Undergraduate students are charged a fee that supports UNB's two campus-community radio stations: CHSR FM (UNB Fredericton) and CFMH FM (formerly CRSJ, UNB Saint John). These non-profit campus-community radio stations serve students, faculty and staff of the university, as well as the local population, by providing access to the public airwaves to promote free artistic, cultural, and socio-political expression by members of the community. To learn more about these stations, please visit the CHSR and CFMH websites.

Education Practicum Fee

Bachelor of Education students are charged an additional fee to cover the administrative costs associated with the practical component of their program. This fee is applied at the beginning of their program.

Engineering Program Fee

Engineering students pay a differential fee for each semester of tuition charged. This fee assists in the purchase of engineering-specific lab equipment and facilities.

Facilities Improvement Fee 

For each term in which they are enrolled, students are charged an improvement fee that provides funds to renew university facilities such as classrooms, laboratories, buildings and infrastructure at UNB. These funds may be put toward projects like improving electrical and ventilation systems; repairing or replacing building components such as roofs, windows and classrooms; renovating or purchasing items such as auditorium seats and laboratory fume hoods; and servicing infrastructure needs such as water pipes and roadways. Click here to view a more detailed explanation of this fee and a list of past projects that have been funded through this initiative.

Facility Access Fee

The Facility Access Fee is a license fee which provides students the right of access and use of all the recreational facilities within campus including the new Currie Center.  Facility access and usage includes: cardio & strength training room, recreational gymnasiums, pool, squash courts, indoor walking and jogging track, changing room with day‐use lockers, noon hour skating (at the Aitken University Center) as well as facility usage in all non-ice intramural sports and the majority of group fitness classes.  As an added benefit, members are also entitled to discounted prices for instructional programs and the services of the Sun Life Financial Fitness Assessment Centre.

This Fee will provide both a student contribution towards the annual operating cost of the Currie Center and towards the expanded Campus Recreation program.

Click here for more details about this fee.

First-Year Orientation Fee

New students who enroll at UNB during the first year following their high school graduation are charged a first-year orientation fee, which covers the cost of student union orientation activities.  This fee is $80.00 for Fredericton students, and $40.00 for Saint John students. 

Graduate Student Association Fee

All graduate students are charged a mandatory Graduate Student Association (GSA) fee. This fee supports the activities of the GSA, which offers many services to UNB graduate students, including bar and cafe services, student advocacy, political activism, and more. For more information about this organization and its role in graduate student life, please visit the University of New Brunswick Graduate Student Association website (Fredericton or Saint John).

Graduate Student Association Health Insurance / Graduate Student Association Dental Insurance

All full-time graduate students who are Canadian citizens and permanent are automatically enrolled in supplementary health and dental plans administered through the Graduate Student Association.  To find out more about these plans and how to opt out of them, please visit the Graduate Student Association website.

GSA Universal Bus Pass Fee

Effective September 2009, full-time graduate students registered at the UNB Fredericton campus will be charged a U-Pass fee for the fall and winter terms. This fee covers the cost of a universal bus pass that enables students to use the municipal transit system. For more information, please visit the U-Pass Info webpage on the University of New Brunswick Graduate Student Association website.

Installment Fee

Full-time students enrolled for both fall and winter terms can choose to pay their tuition and fees in two installments -- at the start of the fall and winter semesters -- rather than in one lump sum at the beginning of the academic year. Because this payment plan requires two financial transactions instead of one, students will be charged an additional processing fee in the fall term. Please note that although this fee is expressed in the tuition and fee estimates found on this website, it only applies to those who pay in two installments. (Graduate students are exempt from this fee.)

International Differential Fees

Full-time students who are not Canadian citizens or landed immigrants are required to pay a differential fee because their education is not subsidized through the federal or provincial government. Students who receive landed immigrant status will have their differential fees adjusted for the term in which the landed status occurs.

International Health Insurance

Please visit our International Health Insurance page for more information on insurance rates and policies.

Law Program Fee

Law students are charged a differential fee to cover special costs associated with this professional program. This fee in part funds the scholarships and bursaries awarded to students in this program.

Online Fee

All online course offerings will have a non-refundable technology fee applied to them. This fee is used to assist with the additional technical and administrative support required for online courses.

Student Health Fee

Effective Fall 2009, all full-time undergraduate and graduate students are charged a student health fee for the fall and winter terms. This fee helps offset the costs associated with the provision of health services on campus, and it will provide new programming opportunities for health education and promotion on the Fredericton campus.

Student Union Fee

Full-time undergraduate students are charged a mandatory Student Union fee at the beginning of the fall and winter terms. This fee funds a variety of student-related services and events, like SafeRide and Book Buy & Sell; it also funds the operation of the Student Union, which is responsible for representing the student body in administrative matters and promoting student rights. To learn more about these services and to view the latest Student Union budget, please visit the University of New Brunswick Student Union website.   

Student Union Health Insurance / Student Union Dental Insurance

All full-time undergraduate students who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents are automatically enrolled in supplementary health and dental plans administered through the UNB Student Union.  To find out more about these plans and how to opt out of them, please visit the University of New Brunswick Student Union website. 

Students' Representative Council Fee

Full-time undergraduate students attending the Saint John campus are charged a mandatory Students’ Representative Council fee at the beginning of the fall and winter terms. This fee funds a wide array of student-related services and events, including SafeRide, Clubs & Societies and maintaining student life on campus. It also funds the operations of the Students’ Representative Council, by allowing its representatives to bring the voices of students to all levels of government, and conduct all administrative matters. To learn more about these services and everything else related to the Students’ Representative Council, please visit the SRC website

Technology Fee

Each term students are charged a technology fee, which was first introduced in 2002 to help offset the cost of updating and purchasing technological resources used by the university community. These resources include computer stations, web kiosks, digital projectors, wireless internet support, etc.

The Brunswickan / The Baron Fee

Undergraduate students are charged a fee that funds the university's two student newspapers: The Brunswickan (UNB Fredericton), Canada's oldest student publication, and The Baron (UNB Saint John). For more information on these publications and their mandates, please visit their respective websites.

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees cover the cost of instruction, regular examinations, university libraries, creative arts, and varsity/campus athletics. Part-time students pay pro-rated fees per course up to a maximum of three courses a term.

Work Term Fees

Students participating in a co-op program or a professional experience program (PEP) in engineering will be required to pay a fee for each regular academic term that falls within this work period.