The fee names look different from last year. Why is that? Am I being charged more?
Fees have been renamed to align with the Ministry’s new compulsory categories, however no new fees have been introduced.
Certain fees that were bundled are now split between categories of compulsory activity to ensure compliance and transparency. For example, the longstanding “Student Services Fee” - which supports the Career Centre, Student Learning Support, The Ombudsperson Office, and Student Health and Wellness - is now allocated across three fees: Academic Support, Career Services, and Health and Wellness.
Why aren’t all ancillary fees optional?
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities permits universities to charge compulsory ancillary fees for programs and services in a number of allowable categories, including: academic support, career services, health and wellness, student buildings and campus safety. At Ryerson, these programs and services are delivered by a number of stakeholders including the university, the Ombudsperson Office, student unions, faculty-based societies, and student media.
How can I opt out of fees?
You can opt out of certain fees through your RAMSS Student Centre online. There you will be presented with a list of opt-out fees that apply to you. Each optional fee has a name, description and amount. You can then choose to opt out.
Can I change my mind on paying or not paying an optional fee? Can I opt back in?
You will have an opportunity at the start of each term to reassess your choices. For fall 2019 term, you can make changes up until September 13.
When do I need to decide which ancillary fees I want to opt out of?
If you are a new student, you will decide when you first create your RAMSS account. Returning students can decide now or during open enrollment in August or in a subsequent term if you are not enrolled in the Fall 2019 term.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about ancillary fees?
You can contact Ryerson’s ServiceHub.