Students encouraged to review opt-out process for non-essential fees 

As part of the Government of Ontario’s Student Choice Initiative, students can choose which optional fees to pay as part of their university experience through a new opt-out process. 

Optional fees — or non-essential fees — fund programs and supports that enhance students’ university experiences by providing opportunities to explore their passions, engage with the campus community, develop leadership skills and expand their knowledge. Examples include fees to support student clubs, environmental and advocacy programs as well as the student-run campus newspaper and online video channel. 

It is thanks to programs like these that Brock University is recognized as providing one of the best student experiences in Canada. Earlier this year, Maclean’s Magazine ranked Brock in the Top 3 for student satisfaction. 

Students will continue to pay essential fees — or compulsory non-tuition fees — that fund services and supports related to areas such as campus safety, academic support and health counselling. 

Students are encouraged to watch a short video and visit the Student Accounts and Financial Aid website to learn more about the opt-out process so they can make an informed decision.  

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