Student Activity Fees

MBA Students;
Undergraduate students in;

  • Applied Science
  • Arts & Science
  • Commerce
  • Concurrent Education
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Kinesiology & Health Studies

Exemptions: Students 65 years or older, students registered exclusively in correspondence, off-campus or evening courses.

Students registered in 9 or more units, and attending Queen’s University only in the fall term, are assessed full student activity fees but may have their mandatory fees reduced by 50% upon bringing their student card to the Office of the University Registrar prior to the final add/drop date for courses in the winter term and having their access sticker appropriately altered.

Students enrolled solely during the winter term are assessed 50% of mandatory student activity fees.

Undergraduate students who would not normally be charged student activity fees may opt-in at 125 Gordon Hall if they wish to participate in and have access to undergraduate student government activities and services.

Virtually all student activity fees are established by majority votes in campus-wide referenda. In order for a fee to appear on a referendum ballot it must collect signatures in support from 2% of AMS members and/or be approved for the ballot by the elected legislative branch of the student government (AMS Assembly). Most student activity fees are subject to review by referendum every three years, giving students an opportunity to either confirm or reject support for individual fees.

Click here to access the Validation Package for Fall Referendum

Any student wishing to opt-out of any optional AMS or Faculty-Specific Fee, with the exception of the AMS Health and Dental Plans may do so on-line from Tuesday, September 5 until Saturday, September 30.

Click here to opt out of optional student fees..

Please note: tuition is due September 1st, but student activity fees are not due until September 30th. Your SOLUS account should show Future and Current Due amounts.

If you have not paid for your student activity fees by September 1st, this should not affect student card validation or participation in open enrollment.


Students who formally complete their degree program or withdraw from the University must submit their student card to the Office of the University Registrar, Gordon Hall, Room 125 in order to obtain a refund of student activity fees.

Mandatory activity fees are refunded as per the following schedule:

Complete or withdraw by:                                                           Amount refunded

September 30                                                                                   100%

January 31                                                                                         50%

After February 1                                                                               0%

Optional activity fees, including health and dental are non-refundable after the opt-out period ends

The AMS has established a bursary to assist a limited number of students facing significant financial need in paying for their student activity fees. Students can apply for the bursary through the General bursary application available on SOLUS. There will not be a separate application. These are due by October 31st. If you have any questions or concerns about this bursary, please contact the Vice-President (University Affairs).

For more information please consult these documents or contact the Vice President (Operations) at