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Ancillary Fees

Compulsory (Essential) Ancillary Fees

Compulsory ancillary fees are mandatory fees that a student is required to pay — in addition to tuition fees — to enrol in or successfully complete any ministry-funded course. These fees are regulated by the Compulsory Ancillary Fee Protocol Committee at Seneca. Once agreed upon and approved, these fees are mandatory and charged to all students unless otherwise stated.

Student Achievement and Records – Convocation

Student Account Description: Convocation

Fee: $50.95

Convocation is a time to celebrate the achievement and success of graduates, and this fee is charged for administrative duties involved in processing documents of student achievement and supporting convocation events.

Charged once during the first term in a program of study.


Student ID cards – OneCard

Student Account Description: OneCard

Fee: $5.10

The OneCard is the official Seneca identification card used to access multiple services on campus, and this fee is charged for the cost of issuing the card.

Charged once during the first term of study.


Academic Support – Learning Centre

Student Account Description: Learning Centre

Fee: $25.48

The Learning Centre supports the development of foundational skills such as writing, math and study skills, as well as peer-to-peer academic support and group sessions that promote independent learning strategies and course content reinforcement. This fee supports the learning developmental work of the Learning Centre.

Charged each term.


Academic Support – Academic Technology

Student Account Description: Academic Technology

Fee: $127.38

This fee ensures students are provided with the most recent and necessary technology tools to acquire digital literacy and learn soft and hard skills that prepare them to enter the workforce. The fee supports student study activities in technology-enabled, active-learning classrooms, and provides them with anytime, anywhere access to academic software, hybrid- and remote-learning capabilities, and much more. It also covers the implementation of tools and services that are beyond the basic information technology infrastructure required to operate academic services and computing and learning services.

Charged each term.



Health and Dental Plan (Domestic Students)

Student Account Description: Dom Health and Dental

Fee: $119.41

All students registered in a full-time postsecondary or post-diploma program approved by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities are automatically enrolled in the Health and Dental Plan administered by the Seneca Student Federation (SSF) and ACL Student Benefits Ltd.

Enrolment in the Health and Dental Plan is compulsory. To assist the SSF in ensuring students receive immediate coverage at the start of the term, Seneca shares limited personal information (student name, student number, date of birth, gender and campus) directly with ACL.

As mandated by the province’s Tuition and Ancillary Fees Minister’s Binding Policy Directive, students who are able to provide proof of existing and comparable insurance coverage are permitted to withdraw from the plan during the opt-out window (typically the first three weeks of the first term of study or every September). Students who opt out will receive a refund directly from ACL at the end of each term in which they are registered as full-time students.

For more information, visit the Seneca Student Federation website.



Health Insurance (International Students)

Student Account Description: Intl Health Insurance

Fee: $807.49

The Health Insurance fee is a mandatory fee for international students to provide alternative coverage for the Provincial Health Insurance plan. This health insurance includes a student assistance program, hospital and doctor services in Ontario, diagnostic laboratory and X-ray services, eye examinations, emergency services and medically necessary dental care in hospital. The plan provides for doctor’s services and hospital ward accommodation, including prescribed drugs and paramedical services such as those of a physiotherapist, psychologist and more.

Charged annually from Sep. 1 to Aug. 31.



Health and Counselling – Health and Wellness

Student Account Description: Health and Wellness

Fee: $5.10

Health and wellness are important factors in daily lives, and this fee supports wellness programs and extended hours of care at the Seneca Medical Centre.

Charged once per term.



Athletics and Recreation

Student Account Description: Athletics and Recreation

Fees vary by campus

This fee supports student recreation and wellness activities, including fitness and varsity programs, sport equipment and associated services, and safe sport venues and sport leadership.

Charged once per term.



Seneca Student Federation (SSF) Membership

Student Account Description: SSF

Fee: $49.48

The Seneca Student Federation (SSF) Membership Fee provides services, resources, discounts and activities that benefit and meet the needs of Seneca students in a fiscally responsible manner within a learning environment. The SSF strives to make student life better, primarily through advocating for student rights, assist in appeals, academic policies and procedures and representation on Seneca committees. The SSF also provides entertainment, activities, off-campus trips, clubs and associations, and services such as access to tax clinic, legal aid, professional training programs, food banks, meal programs, the Seneca Student Development Grant as well as other student awards.

For the fall 2020 term, we are transitioning our services to a virtual environment to support students during this difficult and challenging time. To that end, we have reduced our fees but not our commitment.

Charged once per term.



Student Buildings – Seneca Student Federation (SSF) Build

Student Account Description: SSF Build

Fees vary by campus

This fee supports the associated capital cost of buildings, and operations of spaces and facilities used to host SSF-run student activities and services at King, Newnham and Seneca@York campuses.

Charged once per term.



Student Buildings – Student Sport Build

Student Account Description: Student Sport Build

Fees vary by campus

This fee supports the purchase of major sports equipment, renovations and the building of sport venues at King, Newnham and Seneca@York campuses.

Charged once per term.



Peterborough Fees – Fleming College Athletics and Recreation Service

Student Account Description: Fleming YPQ

Fee: $0

Supports the athletics and recreational needs of Aviation students studying at Peterborough Campus to access Fleming College recreation facilities.

Charged once per term.


Optional (Non-Essential) Ancillary Fees

These fees are for services not deemed as falling under the ministry criteria as an essential service but add value for students and provide them with additional benefit. Many of these services are associated with those provided by the student government. Students will have the choice to decide if they want to pay for these services.


Student Account Description: Alumni

Fee: $3.82

This fee supports various initiatives to help current students and alumni succeed in their educational and professional lives, including discounts and negotiated group rates with insurance, travel and entertainment providers.

Optional charge once per term.



Student Bursary Levy

Student Account Description: Student Bursary Levy

Fee: $3.06

This fee has supported thousands of international and domestic students in financial need and has made a significant difference in their lives. This is an endowed fund that provides bursaries for students who have demonstrated financial need. 

Optional charge once per term.


Student Life

Student Account Description: Student Life

Fee: $5.10

This fee supports student life on campus, and includes leadership opportunities, orientation activities, and in-person and online workshops designed to help students succeed.

Optional charge once per term.