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 2018-August 2019

Occupant Type
Monthly Meal Plan Fee (per person)
Student* (GST exempt) $479.00
Non-Student $502.95

* 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 2018-August 2019 Membership Fee Reduction (MFR) Schedule

Discount (%)
GST ($)
Meal Plan Final Price*
1 week 10% $22.75 $455.05
2 weeks 20% $20.36 $407.15
3 weeks 30% $17.96 $359.25
4 weeks 40% $15.57 $311.35
Entire Month 50% $13.17 $263.45

*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 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. Online payment is possible using Telpay though this service is expected to be discontinued.
  • GCDS meal plan fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, and are subject to change by the Green College Dining Society.