Student Fees 2020-21
Your GBC account shows a list of fees where a portion goes to the Student Association.
COVID-19 has had a tremendous effect on everyone at George Brown, but SAGBC has adapted its services to suit remote learning.
Here are the services your fees pay for. Please note that for Fall 2020, SAGBC is waiving or refunding a portion of its fees.
Student Association Services
We are the student union representing the interests of all GBC students who become members. We focus on representation, advocacy, events and the delivery of services with the objective to build a united student movement to strive towards a high-quality education. We voice the students’ perspective on issues to the college and all levels of government to continue to improve the GBC experience.
As a member of the SA you have a right to join or vote for the SA board of directors and shape the future of GBC.
Capital funds are used for large, one time projects that benefit all students. All funds will be used only for capital items that are for the benefit of GBC students and their spaces. These projects with a purpose to build upon, add to, or improve our student centres and collaborative spaces.
Your Student Association runs Student Centres and services at the Casa Loma, St. James and Waterfront campuses. These spaces are where you access services, de-stress, network, study, have lunch, and take a break from your day. Students will find the SA information desks nearby where you can find out more about your Student Association.
The SA Connect team is the face of the Student Association. They are ready to help answer your questions, offer information on SA services and help adjust to life as a GBC student. Got a question? The SA Connect team is at Waterfront and Casa Loma campuses or available on the phone at 416-415-5000 (ext. 4730 or 5360).
Community Care Centre:
The CCC fee is used to create safe(r) spaces, open to all students who care about issues of equity and each other to gather, share experiences, skill-build, socialize, raise awareness, and cultivate community. Events programmed by and for students includes workshops, discussion groups, crafting, field trips, equity and constituency peer support campaigns.
SA Clubs & Networks:
SAGBC’s student-led clubs and networks are a great way to bring back face-to-face contact in areas of cultural interest personal interests and or social movements. Join or start a student-run club or network. This is your chance to interact with a wide variety of people, expand your skillset or find a new interest. Student clubs and networks promote campus life activity and are inclusive and open to all. Join a club or network today.
Your college experience is not just about classes and homework. Do you want great parties, cultural events, and fun on and off-campus such as concerts, boat cruises, and reading week trips? This fee supports social, non-academic programming to improve campus life for students. This fee ensures these events happen at a minimal cost and that you have VIP access to amazing campus life.
The SA recreation fee provides students with activities and programming focused on their overall well-being outside of the classroom. These activities provide a break from academic life and support the development of important skills for balanced living. Examples of activities include non-traditional sports activities, self-defense programs, student lead recreational programming and activities that aid in stress management.
On and off-campus walk service for students, staff, and visitors to GBC. The Safewalk team acts as a night-time welcome team across the college to promote health and safety education, and aid in building a safer community at GBC.
Student Academic Support Program:
The Student Academic Support Program provides students with peer-to-peer academic support during their course of study at GBC to assist with understanding course expectations, academic policy, and writing academic petitions. Other activities include the Student-Led Academic Network which allows students to come together and form academic interest groups that foster connections with other students.
Student Nutrition Access Program:
The mission of the Student Nutrition Access Program (SNAP) is to provide support on the nutrition, health, and wellness needs of George Brown College students to help them succeed academically. Among their services are the Good Food market, which offers students low-cost fruits and vegetables, the SNAP Food Pantry, which offers access to nutritious food and meals, and the SNAP Resource Centre, where students can learn about nutrition, local food banks and the benefits of a healthy diet.
Student Legal Services:
Provides legal assistance to students with respect to a broad array of legal issues that affects their enrolment and finances, and to prepare affidavits to fill various gaps in students’ financial aid documentation. Examples of legal activities include commission signatures on many types of documents and creating notarized copies of original documents.
The communication fee produces The Dialog—news by and for students. We provide you with independent, reliable and timely news you can use. Find out what’s happening at the college and in the community—and how it affects you. We also provide students with the opportunity for practical skills training and media work experience. It also covers the SA’s marketing and communications strategies, including social media, managing the studentassociation.ca, and the annual Sourcebook.
General Operating Total Fee – $65.94
Building Operations & Capital Fee – $48.84
Total SA fees: $114.78
On Sept. 21, the Board of Directors has decided cohesively to refund/credit to full-time students enrolled in the FALL semester $26.56 to those students who have paid the Student Association Fee.
Therefore, the $114.78 SA fee will be reduced by $26.56 for the FALL 2020 semester only. The refund/credit pertains to the Fall Safewalk program and Fall Capital amounts.
Please note that we will continue to operate the Safewalk/Safetalk program for the Fall semester and the SA has placed capital expenditures on hold for the Fall semester.
Continuing Education students will be refunded/credit 50% of their Campus Service fee, which amounts to $3.84.
Canadian Federation of Students fees
Canadian Federation of Students: $4.76
Canadian Federation of Students—Ontario: $3.96
- Participation in Canada’s largest post-secondary student organization, uniting over 500,000 students across the country.
- National and provincial advocacy on issues impacting students including tuition fees, student debt, fairness for international students, consent and anti-sexual violence initiatives, and student mental-health services.
- Access to the ISIC discount card free of charge, a $20 value for non-members which provides thousands of discounts internationally.
Total CFS fees: $8.73
SA health insurance fees:
Extended health & dental – fall: $253.31
September 2019 to August 2020
Extended health & dental – winter: $175.36
January 2020 to August 2020
Post-secondary international students – fall: $736.05
September 2019 to August 2020
Post-secondary international students – winter: $503.52
January 2020 to August 2020
Post-secondary international students – summer: $270.64
May 2020 to August 2020
Student Association Student Levy
SA $25.00 Student Levy: This optional $25 Student Levy supports bursaries, scholarships and capital expansion projects through the GBC Foundation. If choosing to opt-out, please visit stuview.georgebrown.ca The opt-out deadline for the Winter 2021 intake will be January 22, 2021. No refunds will be offered after this date. If you have any questions, please visit any of the Student Association offices (studentassociation.ca/about/contact) for assistance.
Student Association Budget
SAGBC Budget 2017-18
Student Association of George Brown College 2015-16 Budget, May 12 2015
Audited Financial Statements
2016-17 Student Association of George Brown College Audited Financial Statements
2015-16 SAGBC Audited Financial Statements
2014-15 SAGBC Audited Financial Statements
2013-2014 Audited Financial Statements
2012-2013 Audited Financial Statements
2011-2012 Audited Financial Statements
2010-2011 Audited Financial Statements
2009-2010 Audited Financial Statements
2008-2009 Audited Financial Statements