Our North Bay Campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities like the Harris Learning Library and the R.J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre. Customize your learning experience in our Applied and Professional Studies, Arts and Science, and Education degree programs.
As of Friday, June 24, 2016, the Muskoka Campus was closed. All programs have been moved and are now offered at the North Bay Campus. Please direct any inquiries to:
100 College Drive
North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
Tel: 705.474.3450, ext.4200
Toll Free (within Ontario): 800.655.5154
The Concurrent Education program at our Brantford Campus is offered in partnership with Laurier Brantford. Graduates receive an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Society, Culture & Environment from Laurier Brantford and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing.
All ancillary fees are compulsory and
do not have an “opt-out” option with the exception of the Health Plan Fees. In
order to facilitate these services for our students at a reduced rate they are
included among the full-time compulsory ancillary fees that have been agreed
upon by the Compulsory Ancillary Fee Committee, your Nipissing University
Student Union, and the Nipissing University Board of Governors.
Student Services Fee:
This fee, provides funding for various student support programs
and services offered by Student Development and Services. The various departments within the SDS
include: Student Counselling Services, Student Learning and Transitions, and
Student Accessibility Services. It also
provides funding for initiatives such as Mental Health and Student Intervention
Supports, the Student Development Fund, and the Women’s Centre.
The fee gives Nipissing students access to the fitness
facilities, recreational and intramural programs, covers the costs of student
front desk staff and group fitness instructors. The
Athletics Fee is also levied in support of Nipissing's Varsity Athletics. This
helps support expenses such as
staff salaries, scholarships, uniforms and equipment, marketing of games, travel for our student athletes to attend away
games, community outreach programs, etc.
This fee is
levied in support of the general upkeep and maintenance of the Robert J Surtees
Student Athletics Centre and the fitness facilities and equipment within the
Health Centre Fee:
This fee is used to offset the cost of
operating the shared health centre on the North Bay campus.
/ Email Fee:
This fee assists in offsetting the cost
of providing students with access to, upgrades to, and enhancement of email and
Student ID Fee:
Students are required to have a valid
Student ID card. The ID Card is the identification piece used for Nipissing
students. The ID Card is used to gain access to the different services the
university provides, such as but not limited to printing and library resources,
writing tests/exams, and access open computer labs. The ID Card will be used to
gain entry to the Robert J Surtees Centre.
A North Bay Transit Pass is included
for all full-time Nipissing students on the North Bay Campus. The fee is
charged as a result of a student referendum. Bus passes will be effective from
September 1to April 30. The bus pas will be incorporated into the student ID
The funds created by this fee are used to provide funding
for student groups and activities through the Student Initiatives Fund and for
special projects / programs through various units in Student Development and
Services and the Nipissing University Student Union.
Education and Outreach:
University-wide initiatives and administration focusing on
sexual violence education and outreach
Student Activity Fee:
The student activity fee is collected for the implementation of all NUSU services and operations. This fee
encompasses the following: needs based services, daily operations, and engage in student
Student Capital Fee:
This fee is collected in agreement with the Nipissing University Board of Governors for the construction
of the Student Centre. The Student Centre is set for construction this fall 2016 and to open in 2018.
Student Centre Maintenance Fee:
This fee is collected in order to pay for rent, maintenance and cleaning of the current office space.
This fee contributes to the production, design and administration of the annual handbook. Students are
entitled to a handbook that includes both a calendar with important dates, information about Nipissing
University Student Union, the North Bay community, as well as Nipissing University.
This fee goes to the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). Each student pays this fee in order to be a
part of NUSU’s membership of CFS. This group advocates for students from offering subsidized
handbook production and campaign material to providing representation and advocacy for social issues
awareness and change to the government. They also provide safe and constructive space for university
and college student unions/associations (also in the membership) to collaborate and discuss their
campus successes and conflicts.
Student Health Plan:
The student health plan is a service provided to all students. Each student is automatically enrolled in
the default health plan; they can request to be switched into either: an enhanced dental plan or the
mixed plan. If a student has alternate coverage they may choose to opt out of the default health plan
and will be reimbursed by October 7th for fall students and February 3rd for the students starting in the
winter semester, in order to be reimbursed.
Student Life Line:
The student life line fee is to provide students with access to a 24/7 call help center that provides
students with support in relation to; life, health, family, money and work. This fee is a direct fee to our
benefit provider, ACL (We Speak Student), in order to pay for this service.
What policy governs ancillary fees?
Nipissing University introduced its first Protocol Agreement and Guidelines for Compulsory Ancillary Fees in
1994. It was signed by the Nipissing University Student Union and approved by
the Board of Governors. This document translates the Ministry of Training Colleges
and Universities guidelines into the Nipissing University context and outlines
the process for fee increases or the introduction of new ancillary fees.
The Protocol Agreement
Statement and Guidelines for Compulsory Ancillary Fees describes categories of permitted ancillary fees, including fees for
student services provided by the University, services provided by the
Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU), fees for specific
and limited projects (normally capital projects), and system wide
fees (e.g., fees established through a formal agreement for all Ontario
universities such as the University Health Insurance Plan).
Cost-recovery fees are set at a level to recover the expense
incurred by the University in the procurement of the good or service that is
being transferred to the student. The University is not permitted to make any
profit on these fees.
Like cost-recovery fees, administrative user fees (service fees) relate
to the costs of the services provided, and are set at a level that is based on
a reasonable estimate of the administrative costs associated with the service
provision. The only administrative user fees and fines that may be charged are
those shown on the University's Service
Fees. The fees and fines shown on the list
may be adjusted annually by administrative authority, provided that the
adjustments relate to the cost of the services provided. The introduction or
removal of a fee from the service fee listing must be submitted to the Compulsory
Ancillary Fees Committee for review and approval.
Why do I have to pay ancillary fees?
Compulsory Ancillary Fees are essential to the functioning of both the
University and the Student Union. Without these fees neither would be able to
provide the extra-curricular programming that is offered. Ancillary fees are
fees charged to pay for administrative services, materials and activities not
supported by operating grants, capital grants or tuition fees.
Why do I have to pay for ancillary fees separately
from paying for tuition?
Can I obtain a refund for a fee I have paid?
Ancillary fees are charged in three ways and refunds are dependent on
how the fee is charged.
Compulsory ancillary fees relate
to a course or academic program and are charged automatically to all students
registered in that course or program. These fees are not refundable.
Some specific ancillary fees (for building access fobs for example) are
listed as fully refundable deposits.
These fees can be refunded once the relevant academic term or program has ended
during a refund period. These refunds are processed through the Facilities
The majority of the Service Fees are optional fees and are only charged to a student if they
utilize the service or incur a fine (such as in the case of late returns to the
library). These fees are not charged automatically. Some cost recovery fees are
also optional and are only charged to a student where they opt for services,
materials or activities.
How do I know what ancillary fees to expect?
Compulsory fees are charged automatically through your registration. Please
check your account on Webadvisor if you are not certain which fees you have
been assessed. You can also look at the Fees and Payments area on the
Nipissing University website prior to selecting your courses to see what
kind of program and course-related ancillary fees you will be charged.
Non-compulsory fees are charged to you as you access a service, pay a
fine or purchase a good.
What if I want to be exempted from paying fees?
If you are taking a course or completing a program in which there is a compulsory
ancillary fee, then you must pay it. There is no provision to provide
individual student exemptions or refunds of compulsory ancillary fees for any
Tuition is assessed at differentiated rates between: a) first and continuing
year of study, b) programs of study, and c) international students. The Nipissing
University Board of Governors approve the establishment and collection of fees
and charges for academic tuition and services.
Ancillary Fees are assessed on a per credit and sessional basis. Most ancillary fees
are mandatory. The fees administered by the University are governed by an
Ancillary Fee Protocol established by the University and NUSU.
Program Specific Fees may be charged because of the program you are enrolled in.
Course Specific Fees may be charged by the University for the reasonable cost of such things
as field trips, or learning material.
Service or Administrative Fees are fees for service and may be incurred as a result of a request or
Residence Fees vary depending on the residence assigned and type of room.
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