Here is a breakdown of AUSU’s fees, budgets and audited financial statements. To see other fees you are charged, visit

These are fees that are paid to AUSU.

  • AUSU Fee - $86.35 (per semester)
    This is the total for students enrolled in 3 or more credits per semester.
  • Health and Dental Fee - $310.00 (once per year)
    This fee can only be used to support the administration of the Health and Dental Plan and Health and Dental Plan Insurance Premiums. The fee can be refunded if a student already has a comparable Health and Dental Insurance coverage.
  • Student Centre Fee - $89.76 (per semester)
    This fee is collected to help offset the construction costs of the Student Centre and AUSU offices as part of the ICT expansion in 2005.

Algoma University collects fees on behalf of other organizations. These fees are included on your student account. Each one was established by an AUSU referendum.

  • CFS Fee - $9.70 per semester
    (included in Ancillary Fee)
    Membership fee for the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). CFS is the largest Student Union in the country, and advocates  for students to the federal and provincial government. AUSU is a part of CFS. They offer subsidized handbook production and campaign materials to advocating against social issues. They allow safe and constructive spaces for member unions to collaborate nationwide to fight for the issues that affect us all. Together, we can make a difference!
  • WUSC - $7.35 per semester
    (included in Student Services/WUSC Fee)
  • World University Services Canada, (WUSC), is a separate organization from AUSU, providing support for refugee students to come to Algoma. 
  • SASA Operations- $33.43 per semester
    the Shingwauk Anishinaabe Student's Association provides cultural support and advocacy for Indigenous Students. This fee is used in the day to day operations of SASA, this fund also assists with community cultural supports, bursaries, honorariums, orientation of new Board Members, as well as any contracted consultants/advisors or both within the student body and/or professionals.
  • SASA Events- $22.29 per semester
    This fee supports SASA with hosting events, including events during Indigenous Awareness Month, Treaty Week, and the annual Gathering at the Rapids Pow Wow. These events vary and hold themes of cultural, spiritual and educational awareness and understanding. Events are open to all students, in particular our self-identified Indigenous Students, with a majority of our events being inclusive to the entire student body, faculty, staff and community members. SASA also partners with committees and organizations inside and outside of Algoma University, including Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, co-hosting and sponsoring events that promote cultural awareness and cross-cultural learning

Operating Budgets are set by the Board of Directors each year. They are a financial plan of how the AUSU plans to spend its money. After the Operating Budget is passed, The Board of Directors receive reports in their regular meeting agendas on how much has been spent each month. The full budgeting process can be found in AUSU's Policy Section under Financial Policy.

Get Involved!

AUSU’s annual General Election all students at Algoma University have the opportunity to run for seats on AUSU.