A fee charged to support services and activities distinct from academic programming or general overhead for a post-secondary institution.
What is the difference between compulsory ancillary fees and optional ancillary fees?
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) has defined compulsory ancillary fees as those which are mandatory to enroll in or successfully complete any course or program. Optional ancillary fees are those that MTCU has deemed non-essential and are therefore made available to students to select prior to paying their tuition.
Which ancillary fees are compulsory at Sault College, and which are optional?
Sault College compulsory ancillary fees: Athletics and Recreation; Career Services; Student Buildings; Health and Counselling; Academic Support; Student ID Cards; Student Achievement and Records; Financial Aid Offices; Health and Dental Plans (students can opt-out if they provide proof of pre-existing coverage). All program ancillary fees are mandatory and outside of the ancillary fee selection process. Sault College optional ancillary fees: Alumni; WUSC; Locker; Student Association Membership; Chapters & Clubs Membership; Event Membership.
Why has the College introduced optional ancillary fees?
On January 17, 2019, the Provincial Government announced tuition and ancillary fee changes to support post-secondary student access and affordability. Among these changes was the new Student Choice Initiative which provides students with the flexibility to choose which ancillary fees they would like to pay, with some restrictions.
Where can I learn more about what these ancillary fees cover?
Students can see the optional fee descriptions on their student portal. All ancillary fee descriptions will be uploaded to the student portal and Sault College website on June 4, 2019.
When does the selection of optional ancillary fees take effect?
The change will take effect for the 2019-2020 academic year.
How do students select optional ancillary fees?
A new icon has been added to your Student Portal. Select the Records tab, followed by Admissions & Registration, to find the New - Ancillary Fee Selection. A detailed guide to selecting your optional ancillary fees will be available and found here on June 4, 2019. Students must complete their ancillary fee selection and pay their tuition deposit in order to become registered.
Can a student studying part-time select any of the optional ancillary fees?
Yes, students studying part time can visit the Financial Services Office located in M1200 to opt-in to optional ancillary fees. Payment will be required at the time of selection. A part-time student does not have the option to select optional ancillary fees on the Student Portal.
I ACCIDENTALLY submitted my optional ancillary fee selection and made a mistake. Can I make a change?
Yes, you can make changes to your optional ancillary fee selection up to August 30, 2019, by contacting Financial Services located in M1200 by phone at 705-759-2554 Ext. 2300, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are opting in to any additional fees, payment is due at the time of making a change.
What do I do if I change my mind after submitting my optional ancillary fee selection and paying my tuition deposit?
You can make changes to your optional ancillary fee selection up to August 30, 2019, by contacting Financial Services located in M1200 by phone at 705-759-2554 Ext. 2300, or by email at email@example.com. If you are opting in to any additional fees, payment is due at the time of making a change. If it is past August 30, you are only eligible to opt-in to a fee, you are not able to remove an optional fee that you had previously selected.
What happens if I do not complete my optional ancillary fees selection?
Students will not become registered until their optional ancillary fee selection has been submitted, and tuition deposit* paid. *The fall tuition deposit is $500.00, due June 14, 2019. Students expecting OSAP must pay a $200.00 fall tuition deposit and complete the Tuition Payment Extension Agreement. Sponsored students must have a Letter of Sponsorship on file with Financial Services
Will I have the option to select my optional ancillary fees each semester?
No, students will complete the optional ancillary fee selection once per academic year. To add optional ancillary fees in a subsequent term, please contact Financial Services located in M1200 by phone at 705-759-2554 Ext. 2300, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does the optional ancillary fee selection apply to me if I am an international student?
Yes, the optional ancillary fee selection applies to all full-time post-secondary students.
I am receiving sponsorship for my tuition ancillary fees. Can I select my optional ancillary fees?
Your sponsor will select which optional ancillary fees they will be funding. If one of the optional ancillary fees is not funded by your sponsor and you would like to receive the service, you may do so by contacting Financial Services located in M1200 by phone at 705-759-2554 Ext. 2300, or by email at email@example.com to select the fee(s) and make payment.
If my deposit payment was made by receiving an entrance award, do I still have to complete the ancillary fee selection to become registered?
Yes, a student will not become registered until the ancillary fee selection has been submitted and tuition deposit paid. The entrance award satisfied your tuition deposit only.