SFU Calendar 2001-2002

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Undergraduate Fees


All fees are subject to provincial legislation and board of governors approval.

Fee Schedule

Basic tuition fee1
Differential tuition fee for international students2

Normal credit
(per credit hour)

$73.15
$231.00

Course challenge
(per credit hour)

$77.00
$231.00
Audit
(per credit hour)
$38.50
$115.50

Coop practicum
(per semester)

310.00
$310.00

Subject to the notes below, and to the graduate fee schedule:

1. The basic tuition fee schedule applies to an undergraduate student who registers for an undergraduate or graduate course, or courses, who establishes or has established to the satisfaction of the University that, at the time of commencement of the semester, he or she is either a citizen of Canada or has the status of a permanent resident of Canada.

2. The differential tuition for international students schedule applies to each undergraduate student who registers to undertake an undergraduate or graduate course, or courses, who does not establish or has not established to the satisfaction of the University that, at the time of commencement of the semester, he or she is either a citizen of Canada or has the status of a permanent resident of Canada.

3. The University reserves the right at any reasonable time to require any individual student to establish proof of status claimed.

4. For the purposes of assessing fees, an undergraduate student is any student registered as a student at the University except (a) a student who has been admitted by the senate graduate studies committee to undertake work towards a master's degree, PhD degree or other graduate program at SFU and who registers for such work, or (b) a student who has been admitted by the senate graduate studies committee to undertake work as a qualifying, special or exchange student at SFU and who registers for such work. Those in (a) and (b) are assessed fees under the graduate tuition fee schedule but if they have approval to undertake some undergraduate course work supplementary to the program, they will be assessed tuition fees according to the basic tuition fee schedule for such work.

5. Persons aged sixty years or more at the commencement of the semester, and who are Canadian citizens or who hold permanent resident status in Canada, are exempt from undergraduate tuition fees.

Commencing January 2002, No 5. (above) will be amended to read:

Persons aged sixty years or more at the commencement of the semester, and who are Canadian citizens or who hold Permanent Resident status in Canada, are exempt from undergraduate tuition fees, except in the case of field schools. All participants in field schools will be assessed all fees established for that field school.

Simon Fraser University assesses undergraduate tuition fees in accordance with a schedule of fees based primarily on the number of credit hours of credit in which the student enrols.

Various special fees may be assessed by the University in certain circumstances or for specific purposes.

Fees are not transferable from one semester to another.

Any student who considers he/she has just cause to appeal the application of University policy as it pertains to the assessment and refund of undergraduate tuition fees may submit an appeal in writing to the Registration Appeals committee.

Appeals must concern the current or the immediately preceding semester. Normally, appeals related to earlier semesters will not be accepted. Appeals should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

Intersession and Summer Session Tuition Fee Schedules

For students registered in any combination of 8week or 16 week courses, tuition fees will be assessed per credit hour of credit as shown in the semester tuition fee schedule.

Student Activity Fee

A student activity fee authorized by the board of governors is collected from all students enrolled in courses for credit with the exception that persons aged sixty or more are exempt from this fee, as well as students taking courses for audit purposes only.

Student Activity Fee Schedule

The student activity fee will be $56.51 for students registered for credit courses except for students registered in:

students aged sixty years or more who are Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status in Canada nil

audit courses only nil

three or fewer course hours for credit $28.26

designated offcampus courses only $28.26

summer session courses only $28.26

intersession courses only $28.26

any combination of intersession/summer
session/summer semester $56.51

For a breakdown of the student activity fee, refer to the Simon Fraser Student Society in the Academic and Campus Services section of this Calendar.

AthleticRecreation Fee

The AthleticRecreation fee will be $30 for students registered in credit courses, except:

students aged sixty years or more who are Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status in Canada nil

audit courses only nil

designated offcampus courses only nil

three or fewer credit hours for credit $15.00

intersession courses only $15.00

summer session courses only $15.00

any combination of intersession/summer
session/summer semester $30.00

Special Fees

Application fee $25.00
(each application for admission or readmission)

Award of certificate or diploma $20.00
(persons aged sixty or more years and who are Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status in Canada are exempt from this fee)

documents evaluation fee $40.00
This nonrefundable fee is assessed for applicants whose academic records originate outside BC, and are required for admission, transfer credit or advance standing. The fee is waived if the documents originate from a secondary school located in Canada or if the applicant is participating in an exchange program between Simon Fraser University and another institution. The fee is also assessed for a second or subsequent application for admission or for an application for readmission if that application includes secondary school documents from outside Canada or postsecondary documents from an institution outside BC if these documents have not been evaluated previously.

graduation $35.00
(persons aged sixty or more years and who are Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status in Canada are exempt from this fee)

library/identification card replacement fee $16.50

international exchange participation fee $100.00

late application to graduate $20.00

official transcripts of academic record, each $3.25
Normally, students are required to submit the transcript fee before the transcript request will be processed. Only at the discretion of the registrar will the student be billed for a transcript after its release.

replacement for an original degree, diploma or certificate parchment $21.50

Student Services Fee

This fee is collected from fulltime and parttime students registered for courses at the Burnaby Mountain and/or Harbour Centre campuses.

Student services fee $18.00

International Program Fees

For students who have been selected and have accepted the offer to participate in an inernational program, the following fees are applicable:

Formal Exchange Programs

participation fee for US locations $150.00

participate fee for other locations $100.00

International Field School

administration fee $150.00

Mandatory Supplementary Course Fees

In addition to credit course fees, mandatory supplementary course fees may be assessed for individual courses in addition to basic tuition and are deemed necessary for successful completion of the course. Mandatory supplementary course fees cover additional costs associated with, for example, such items as field trip expenses or special costs/handling involved in distance education courses.

A schedule of these fees appears below, and is also published in the Course Timetable and Exam Schedule as well as in departmental course outlines. The fees are approved by the vice president finance and administration, following the recommendation of the advisory committee on mandatory supplementary course fees. Questions regarding these fees may be directed to the department initiating the fee, the Office of the Registrar, or the vice president finance and administration.

Mandatory supplementary course fees are not charged for regular credit instruction services which may include

Photocopied materials, prepared computer disks and audio visual tapes may replace or enhance the use of a required text as a means of instruction and are therefore not considered to be mandatory supplementary course fees. Many prepared packages will be distributed through the Bookstore. It may be necessary at times to distribute some materials within departments. Disclosure of these fees will be made in each course outline.

Archaeology

ARCH 433, 434, 435, 436 $400

Biological Sciences

BISC 306, 310, 326, 404 $60

BISC 600 $189

Contemporary Arts

FPA 130, 131, 290, 390 $75

FPA 160, 161, 233, 260, 262, 263, 264, 265, 333, 360, 361, 362, 364, 365, 434, 460, 461 $50

FPA 170, 370 $35

FPA 252, 363 $20

FPA 261, 393 $30

FPA 371 $25

FPA 230, 231, 430, 432 $100

Distance Education

All courses offered through the Centre for Distance Education are assessed a $30 per semester fee to cover the cost of printing and binding materials, packaging and mailing of course materials and assignments, and broadcast and distribution rights for video support.

Earth Sciences

EASC 101 $20

EASC 102 $10

EASC 206 $80

EASC 303, 404 $30

EASC 304 $40

EASC 305 $80

EASC 306 $300

EASC 401 $30

EASC 403 $50

EASC 406 $450

EASC 409, 410 $30

EASC 411 $100

Education

EDUC 330, 430 $20

EDUC 452 $35

EDUC 456, 477, 489, 495 $20

300 and 400 level EDPR courses $20

Geography

GEOG 213 up to $25

GEOG 253, 323 $15

GEOG 264, 441 up to $10

GEOG 313, 353, 416 $35

GEOG 324 $20

GEOG 412 up to $50

GEOG 426 $60

GEOG 427 up to $50

GEOG 453 $50

Marine Science

All MASC courses offered at the Western Canadian Universities Marine Biological Station (Bamfield) carry a supplementary course fee of up to $200 per credit hour.

Sociology and Anthropology

SA 371 $100 per semester

Account Balance

When a change is made to any part of your registration, your account balance will be affected. This new balance will be calculated overnight by our computer system and will be available the next day. Please make sure that you check for your new account balance before paying your fees.

There are several methods to obtain your account balance.

Telephone Registration System

(604) 294-1700

Registrar's Information System

(604) 294-8600

Website

www.my.sfu.ca

Payment of Fees

Regardless of the payment method, always provide your SFU student number with all financial transactions. The SFU student number is the only account reference that the University uses so it is very important to include this information.

There are several methods to pay your fees.

Bank of Montreal

Together with payment, take the tuition fees payment form to any branch of the Bank of Montreal (form is enclosed with the registration materials that are mailed to every eligible student, or can be copied from the Course Timetable and Exam Schedules publication that is published every semester and is mailed to every eligible student).

Internet Banking

If you have access to Internet banking, just add Simon Fraser University to your list of payments.

Telephone Banking

To initiate this method of fee payment, make enquires at your financial institution.

In-Person

Using cash, cheque or debit card, visit the Cashier's Office (Burnaby campus) or Information and registration Services (harbour Centre campus) in person to pay your fees.

Burnaby Campus Drop Box

You can pay your fees with only a cheque or money order (made payable to Simon Fraser University) by depositing this in the drop box located in the Maggie Benston Student Services Centre (top level). This method of payment is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please do not enclose cash.

Canada Post Mail

Of course, you can simply mail us a cheque or money order. However, the University does not accept responsibility for payments that are lost in the mail. Please do not mail cash.

Payment of the Confirmation Deposit for New Students

New students must pay a nonrefundable confirmation deposit of $100 to confirm acceptance of the offer of admission to undergraduate studies given by the University. Students aged sixty years or more are not required to pay this deposit.

The deposit will be applied to the cost of tuition; it is not an additional charge to the tuition fee assessment.

Students registering for their first semester at the University are not required to pay the registration tuition deposit.

Payment of the Registration Tuition Deposit for Continuing Students

Continuing students registering for their second or subsequent semester are required to pay a registration tuition deposit of $100. Payment must be received at the Cashier's Office before a student will be given access to the telephone registration system to select courses. Students must pay the registration tuition deposit at least five working days prior to attempting to register for classes.

The deposit will be applied to the cost of tuition; it is not an additional fee.

Payment of the deposit is considered by the University to be a commitment by a student to attend the semester.

Payment of the deposit cannot be deferred. Students eligible for any awards or sponsorships will receive a refund from the Cashier's Office when the appropriate credits are received and processed.

Passport to education vouchers from the province of British Columbia may be submitted as payment of the registration tuition deposit.

Students eligible for tuition fee waivers or holders of Faculty of Education tuition fee certificates must submit to the Cashier's Office the properly completeted forms and payment for the total amount of the student activity fee, athletic fee and student services fee.

Payment of Balance of Assessed Fees

The deadline for payment of the balance of fees is published in the Course Timetable and Exam Schedule distributed each semester. Credit for scholarships and bursaries will be given only on the authority of the Financial Assistance office.

Cancellation of Registration

To cancel your entire registration, you must use the telephone registration system to drop each of your courses.

To avoid financial penalties, you must drop all courses by the deadlines given in the Course Timetable and Exam Schedule publication.

Non-payment of outstanding fees does not constitute cancellation of registration and grades based on incomplete or no work completed will be assigned.

Refunds

When students who are registered in credit courses reduce the number of courses in which they registered, a refund may be granted provided the course change is made during the prescribed refund period. Special fees are not refundable, with the exception of the graduation fee and award of certificate or diploma fee.

Tuition Refund Policy and Course Drop Penalties
Regular Semester and Intersession (MayJune)

Space in Simon Fraser courses is limited. Tuition refunds and penalties as outlined below are designed to discourage a student from holding space in course(s) which the student eventually decides not to take.

The telephone registration system monitors course drops by taking `snapshots' of the number of courses (net course load) in which each student is registered. Penalties are assessed on decreases in net course load, not on credit hours of credit. The exact dates of `snapshots' are published each semester in the Course Timetable and Exam Schedule under the heading Deadlines. However, the general dates of the three "snapshots" taken are: first, approximately one week after all students have been given access to telephone registration; second, end of week one of classes; and third, end of week two of classes.

The first and last `snapshots' are compared and, if a student's course load has decreased, the student will be assessed a penalty for each course drop that resulted in a decreased course load. The penalty is $50 if the course was dropped before the end of week one, and $100 if the course was dropped before the end of week two. After week two there is no refund of tuition fees for courses dropped.

Summer Session (JulyAugust)

Tuition penalties are not applied for dropping summer session courses.

Overdue Accounts

Students in bad financial standing because of overdue University accounts will be precluded from registering in subsequent semesters. In addition, the University will withhold certain services. For example, the Office of the Registrar will not release various letters and documents including: statement of grades, official transcripts of academic record, and parchments for degrees, diplomas and certificates. Delinquent accounts will be forwarded to a collection agency for appropriate action.

Students with overdue accounts will be assessed a penalty of 2% after the first day of the fifth week of classes, and an additional 2% in each four week period thereafter. A minimum charge of $10 will apply to each penalty assessment. Total penalties will be adjusted to conform to Canadian laws and regulations when the final payment is made.

Graduation Fee and Award of Certificate or Diploma Fee

If the candidate's application for a degree, certificate and/or diploma is not approved, a full refund is issued. Applications may not be transferred from one semester to another and the required fee must accompany each application.

Tuition Fee Certificates (T2202A)

The official tuition fee certificate for income tax purposes will be produced by the Cashiers' Office in January of the following year. During the month of February, the certificate will be available for personal pickup at the Cashiers' Office.


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