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Residence fees and meal plan fees are set for each year, beginning September 1 through August 24. All fees are due by the first business day of every month and are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Residence fees include electricity, heat, hot water, basic cablevision and ResNet (internet) services.

Meal Plan Fees

The meal plan is a mandatory part of membership at St. John’s College. SJC Culinary Service will provide a minimum of one month’s notice of any change in meal plan fees. any adjustment during a 12‑month contract period will be a reduction, not an increase.

Resident Status Monthly Meal Plan Fees
 (per person)
September 2019 – August 2020 
UBC Students $540.00
(GST exempt)
Post-doctoral Fellows, Visiting Faculty and Students, Non-students $567.00
(includes GST)
*Meal Maintenance Fee $283.50
(includes GST)

– *See Meal Plan page for explanation
– In order to qualify for tax exemption on the meal plan fees, a resident must be enrolled as a full-time student at UBC; postdoctoral fellows, faculty and students, and non-students do not qualify for tax exemption
UBC students who have tax exempt status on the meal plan fees do not qualify for tax exemption while on the Dining Society Membership Fee only

Room Fee Payment Options:

Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard)
Effective November 16, 2016, you can pay be credit card via the Student Housing and Hospitality Online Service Centre for:
– Residence and residence meal plan fees
– Assessment and late fees
– Early arrival and extension fees

*Please note that a non-refundable 1.75% convenience fee will be applied to online credit card payments (https://secure.housing.ubc.ca) for the above items.

You can also continue to use your credit card to make fee-free payments online  (https://secure.housing.ubc.ca) or in person at the SHHS Main Office (http://vancouver.housing.ubc.ca/contact-us) for below items:

– Residence application fees
– Residence and residence meal plan acceptance deposits
– Food and other merchandise at UBC Food Services locations across campus

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) 
If you have an account at a Canadian financial institution, you can pay your residence and meal plan fees through direct debit from your bank account. Log into the Student Service Centre (SSC), click on “Banking Details” and enter your bank’s institution number, transit (bank branch) number, and account number. Once you have entered and saved your banking details, you can pay your fees by selecting “Bank Transfer” under the “Pay Fees” menu. All payments will be applied to your UBC account immediately upon successful transaction and payment information will be forwarded to your financial institution.

Interac® Online
Interac® Online is available via the Student Service Centre (SSC) or via the Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS) Online Service Centre. You will need to have an account with online banking at one of the following Canadian financial institutions: Scotiabank, Royal Bank, BMO, TD Canada Trust. NOTE: VISA Debit Cards cannot be used to make an Interac payment online at UBC.

Online Banking Bill Payment 
Bill payment via online banking is not currently available for residence and meal plan fees. It is available for tuition payments only. Do not make a bill payment from your online bank account to “University of BC (Tuition Fees)”. This payee is for tuition only.

Cheque, Cash, Debit, Money Order
Make cheque payable to UBC and include your name, UBC ID and residence address on the back of the cheque. Pay in-person at Student Housing and Hospitality Services Main Office by the required deadline. Receipts are given upon request. Traveller’s cheques and post-dated cheques are not accepted.

International Funds Transfer
UBC has chosen Western Union Business Solutions, the world’s largest specialist in global business payments, to provide a simple, low cost method of paying fees in your own currency. Access Western Union International Funds Transfer via the MyFinancial Account via the Student Service Centre (SSC). Useful instructions are here.

NOTE: Payments should be made three days earlier than the due date. Western Union locks in the exchange rate for 72 hours, after which a new exchange rate is applied.

– UBC students who have tax exempt status on the meal plan fees do not qualify for tax exemption while on the Dining Society Membership Fee only

Meal Plan Payment Options

Monthly meal plan fees need to be paid by the 1st of each month directly to our Meal Plan Provider, St. John’s College Culinary Service.  Payment may be made by setting up a pre-authorized monthly debit from your bank account (you will receive a PAD agreement form to fill out) or you can provide your credit card details for a pre-authorized billing charges.  Please note there is 3% fee if you choose to use the credit card option, i.e., $540 + 3% = $56.20.




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