The SMUSA fee structure is based on fulltime
enrollment and part-time enrollment. Full-time students pay $144 plus $145 for U-Pass, and part-time students pay $49.50. Within these amounts are restricted portions hat must be allocated for specific purposes. The unrestricted portion of the student fee is used within the operating budget of the Association to provide services, representation and advocacy support to the membership.
The breakdown is as follows:
This fee has a number of purposes including Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and Students Nova Scotia (StudentsNS), general operations and day-to-day activities of the Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association
The yearbook fee is a restricted fee approved by student referendum in 2013. The fee funds the production of the Santamarian Yearbook and upon graduation each graduating student receives a yearbook.
The Capital Fund was approved by student referendum in 1992 and is used to finance major capital projects of the Students’ Association.
The WUSC (World University Services of Canada) fee was approved by student referendum in 2013.
The fee is used to fund a refugee student to attend Saint Mary’s University.
This fee was approved by student referendum in 2013 and provides funding to the Saint Mary’s University Women’s Centre that is located on the 5th floor Student Centre. The Women’s Centre is a charted society of the Students’ Association.
The Journal fee was approved by student referendum in 2013 and is used to fund the student newspaper. The Journal was first produced in 1936 and is one of the oldest student newspapers in the country.
The U-Pass Program was approved by student referendum in 2003 and was again approved by student referendum in 2005. The program is mandatory for all full-time students and provides unlimited access to transit busses and ferries from September 1 to April 30. Part-time students are not eligible for the U-Pass Program.