Residence fees and meal plan fees are set for each year, beginning September 1 through August 31. All fees are due by the first business day of every month, and are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

You have the option to pre-pay all of your fees for the term or for the entirety of the contract year.

Residence Fees

Residence Fees* and Payment Schedule

Fees apply to UBC students or post-doctoral fellows and include include electricity, heat, hot water, basic cablevision and ResNet (internet) services. 

The fees in the table below refer to the 2019-2020 academic year.

Unit Type
Year Round
Deposit Due
Final Payment
  September-August On acceptance First of each month July 1, 2020
Single Room; Single Room Split-level $8,958.04 $950.00 $762.91 $378.94
Studio $12,141.04 $1,200.00 $1,033.99 $601.14
Large studio $15,195.00 $1,200.00 $1,294.08 $1,054.20

*All residence fees are subject to approval by UBC's Board of Governors.

For more information, please see Student Housing.

How to pay residence fees:

Meal Plan Fees

Participation in the meal plan is mandatory for all residents and their partners.

September 2019-August 2020

Occupant Type
Monthly Meal Plan Fee (per person)
Student* (GST exempt) $489.00
Non-Student $513.45

* If partner is a student, documentation must be provided to the Green College Administration Office in order to be tax-exempt on the meal plan.

Fees are reduced for December. Your invoice will automatically be reduced by the GCDS. There is an annual two-week shutdown in late December where no meals are served and meal plan fee is partially reduced that month.

September 2019-August 2020 Membership Fee Reduction (MFR) Schedule

Discount (%)
GST ($)
Meal Plan Final Price*
1 week 10% $48.90 $440.10
2 weeks 20% $97.80 $391.20
3 weeks 30% $146.70 $342.30
4 weeks 40% $195.60 $293.40
Entire Month 50% $244.50 $244.50

*By participating in MFR, students lose the tax exemption. All members must pay the GST on the meal plan fees.

** Note that your monthly plan fees are derived from fixed and variable costs. The fixed costs (50% of the fee) are considered the minimum membership fee all members pay to support the operation of the Green College Dining Society.

How to pay meal plan fees:

  • Meal plan fees are paid directly to the Green College Dining Society by dropping pre-authorized cheque/money order payment off in the drop-box in the Great Hall. Automatic payments can be set up using the the Pre-Authorized Debit form. Credit and debit payments will be accepted in the servery. Electronic funds transfers through VanCity Savings Credit Union will be accepted shortly, with details to follow. Online payment through Telpay has been discontinued.
  • GCDS meal plan fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, and are subject to change by the Green College Dining Society.