Understanding UMSU Fees

Where do your UMSU Fees Go?

UMSU Fee Breakdown

UMSU Membership Fee: $68.37

The UMSU Membership Fee is used to cover UMSU’s student services, events, campaigns, initiatives, and sponsorships. Costs associated with UMSU’s governance and operations are also covered through this fee.

Additional UMSU Fees

Scholarship and Bursary $26.25

The Scholarship and Bursary Fee goes towards UMSU sponsored scholarships and bursaries at the University of Manitoba. Each dollar raised is matched by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI) at 50 cents per dollar, up to predetermined maximums. This allows UMSU to distribute more than $1 million each year in scholarships and bursaries for our students.

Indigenous Scholarship and Bursary $23.73

The Indigenous Scholarship and Bursary Fee follows the same guidelines as the Scholarship and Bursary Fee, and is designed for scholarships and bursaries specific to Indigenous students.

Endowment Fund $14.99

The UMSU Scholarship and Bursary Endowment Fund is a separate subsidiary from UMSU that holds money in a trust, ensuring strong fiscal stability into the future. The Endowment Fund also supports larger events throughout the year that promote campus spirit and community engagement, should additional funding be required. All governance related matters and disbursement of fees from the fund require the approval of the Endowment Fund Board of Trustees.

Capital Fund $38.74

The Capital Fund covers large projects, renovations, and maintenance for UMSU owned spaces and businesses.

Childcare $11.25

The Childcare Fee makes significant contributions towards UMSU’s partnership with the University of Manitoba in developing the on-campus child care services. This ensures that UMSU Members are guaranteed 70% of the available campus daycare spaces.

Research Grants $23.73

The Research Grants Fee provides funding for research projects within the University of Manitoba each year, which totals over $500,000 in research initiatives.

Service Groups $5.50

The Services Groups Fee contributes towards the funding of service groups across campus.

Reallocation Fee $0.94

The Reallocation Fee helps to support smaller Faculty Associations, allowing them to organize programming, events, and specific supports to their respective students.

Sustainability $3.12

The Sustainability Fee contributes towards sustainability related events and partnerships. It also assists with costs associated with UM Cycle, UMSU’s bike retail and repair business.

Fees Collected on Behalf of External Organizations

These are fees collected for separate entities, fully independent from UMSU.

The Manitoban $14.99

This fee is collected for The Manitoban, the campus newspaper. This is an organization external from UMSU, and the funding covers staff salary costs, printing costs, promotional material, and other expenses related to their operation.

www.themanitoban.com

UMFM $9.02

This fee is collected for UMFM, the campus radio station. This is an organization external from UMSU, and the funding covers staff salary costs, space rentals, equipment, and other expenses related to their operation.

www.umfm.com

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) $9.36

This fee is collected for WUSC, a charitable organization that supports a select number of students new to Canada who are in need of assistance while pursuing their post-secondary education. This fee allows WUSC to covers the costs of tuition, along with providing stipends for rent, groceries, and other expenses for the first year of the students’ education. WUSC focuses on empowering young women and refugees, working towards providing greater access to education and economic opportunities for a more equitable world.
www.wusc.ca

World Mobility Services $0.62

This fee is collected for World Mobility Services, an organization that supports the University of Manitoba’s exchange program, along with intercultural programming and events.
www.worldmobilityservices.com

Engineers without Borders $0.31

This fee is collected for the University of Manitoba Engineers Without Borders group.
www.manitobau.ewb.ca/en/

CFS - National $7.94

The CFS-National Fee is collected for an external entity from UMSU, the Canadian Federation of Students, to cover national committee expenses.

CFS - Services $2.64

The CFS-Services Fee is collected for an external entity from UMSU, the Canadian Federation of Students, to cover services available to CFS members.

CFS - Manitoba $7.06

The CFS-Manitoba Fee is collected for an external entity from UMSU, the Canadian Federation of Students, to cover provincial committee expenses.

Full Year Fee: $268.56

Per Semester Fee: $134.28

UMSU Services

UMSU Health and Dental Plan - Enhanced: $230.00

UMSU Health and Dental Plan - Regular: $345.00

For more information about your UMSU Health and Dental Plan visit: UMSU Health and Dental

U-PASS: $215.60

For more information about the U-PASS program, please visit: U-PASS

Fiscal Year Budget Audited Financial Statements
2024/2025
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2023/2024
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2022/2023
2021/2022
2020/2021
2020/2021 Budget
2019/2020