Fee Descriptions & Waivers


Activity Fee

The Activity Fee entitles students to receive an identification card, which is their required identification card for various campus uses such as student elections, use of certain University facilities, free admission to many University-sponsored events, and the Ibis yearbook. The Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC), an all-student committee, recommends allocation from this fee to the University's administration. The funds generated by this fee are used to support the availability of a wide range of programs, services, facilities and organizations including the University Center, student activities, campus sports, major events, e.g.,Homecoming and Carni Gras, various forms of entertainment, major concerts, student publications, student radio station, and student government.

Athletic Fee

The Athletic Fee entitles students to attend assigned home games for football, baseball, basketball and intercollegiate contests. Free transportation is included for events held at the Sun Life Stadium.

Health and Counseling Center Fee

The Health & Counseling Centers Fee, a mandatory fee for all students (undergraduate, graduate, and law) regardless of credit load, allows for primary medical care physician/ nursing services, 24 hour on-call services, health counseling and community outreach/public health initiatives at the Student Health Service, and individual and group counseling, substance abuse and other addiction programs, crisis intervention, case management, and mental health education and other outreach programs at the Counseling Center.

Wellness Center Fee

The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center Fee entitles students to use the 114,000 square-foot center which includes a 10,000 square-foot fitness room, six racquetball courts, two squash courts, indoor lap pool, two gymnasiums for basketball, volleyball, badminton, floor hockey and soccer, jogging track, aerobics and martial arts room, health juice bar lounge and locker and shower rooms. The center also has a Wellness Suite consisting of a computer resource library, human performance lab, instructional kitchen, classrooms, medical area, and conference room. Additionally, the center is adjacent to an outdoor courtyard and four outdoor basketball/ volleyball courts. The fee also includes basic aerobic classes, sports tournaments, and informal recreation programs. The facility will generally be open from 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Student Center Fee

Provides funding for the Student Activities Center built on the site of the old Rathskeller and also renovations and upgrades to the existing Whitten University Center. Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law Students proposed and approved a referendum on this fee in 2006 to support new meeting rooms, student organization office spaces, retail options, and a new Rathskeller. A student-chaired Student Center Advisory Board is charged with considering hours, policies, and direction for the complex to ensure that student organizations and individual students have priority use of the facility for their meetings and programming. The 119,000-square-foot Student Activities Center and the renovated University Center are joined by a new patio and performance stage to create a student center complex capable of meeting the needs of all UM students.



Wellness Center Fee Waiver

Each semester, all full-time graduate students are automatically charged the Wellness Center membership fee.

If you are a Graduate (excluding Law and Medical), Medical Science, or RSMAS student then you may waive the membership fee through your CaneLink student portal, under Finances, select the Optional Fees tab, select the Wellness Center Waiver, and submit. It will take up to 24 hours for the wellness center waiver credit to appear on the student's account after the waiver is submitted. If the wellness center waiver does not appear as optional, this means you are not eligible to waive the fee.

The deadline to opt out of the wellness fee is the last day to drop a course without a "W". The waiver will no longer be an option after the deadline.

Please note that failure to use the Center's facilities will not relieve you of your obligation to pay your fee once the waiver deadline has passed.

Health Insurance Waiver

Domestic students can waive the University-sponsored insurance via the United HealthCare (UHCSR) waiver portal.

Students or their designee will need the student ID (C#), date of birth and insurance information in order to submit a waiver request. Students will receive a waiver approval or denial (if Health Services is unable to confirm insurance coverage) from waiverstatus@uhcsr.com within 5 business days of waiver submission.

All international students are required to enroll in the University-sponsored health insurance program. The annual premium for this coverage is added to each student's fees.

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